The kidneys are rather fragile unlike a lot of other vital organs like the liver kidneys do not
repair and regenerate very well and that’s why it’s so critical that you understand a little bit about how the kidneys work in relation to Food. It will help you take really good care of them and make them last as long as possible.
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a measure
of how well your kidneys are working. GFR is the amount of blood that is filtered every minute by tiny filters in the kidneys called glomeruli(R1).
Low 30 - 59.99
60 - 89.99
90 - 120
Your eGFR is calculated based on your blood creatinine levels, sex, age, and race. Creatinine is a waste product that is normally filtered by the kidneys and released into the urine at a relatively steady rate. When kidney function decreases, less creatinine is removed through urine and levels in the blood increase.
Early detection of impaired kidney function is important to prevent further kidney damage. Ask your doctor to explain your results. Because creatinine depends on muscle mass, conditions such as wasting disease and obesity require alternative ways to obtain eGFR. In addition, for body builders, high muscle mass may lead to underestimation of eGFR (R2).
Dr. Sten Ekberg
Detoxify uric Acid from your Kidneys