What Stage the Kidney Disease is in If Creatinine is 1.5 and GFR is 342015-02-04 15:27
Creatinine and GFR are two common indicator of kidney function, according to their level, we can see what stage the patient is in. Then if patient’s creatinine level is 1.5 but the GFR level is 34 what stage of Renal Failure are the patients in ?
In clinic, creatinine level 1.5 is just higher than the normal level 1.3, exclude other factors, it is now in stage 2 kidney disease. But creatinine level can be affected by many reasons, in addition, it will not decline obviously only after the kidney function lower than 50%. So we can not make accurate diagnosis only by creatinine level.
As for GFR, it is a more sensitive factor, it can help us to make further diagnosis. So from the number 34, we can see that the disease now is in stage 3 and near the margin of stage 4 kidney disease.
So if your creatinine level is not so high but your GFR level is lower, you should make diagnosis according to your GFR level. That is to say for people with creatinine 1.5 and GFR 34, he is now in stage 3 rather than stage 2.
For people in different stage, the treatment may be different, so you should pay special attention to your disease. Do not miss the right cure time. Except treatment, diet also plays an important role, so if possible, you can make a die plan with the help you your nutritionist. If you need help, you also can consult our online doctor, we will try our best to help you.
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