Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Bio marker: eGFR > 90 ml/min
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).
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
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