What is normal range for eGFR African American?

What does my eGFR mean? A normal eGFR is 60 or more. If your eGFR is less than 60 for three months or more, your kidneys may not be working well.

What is a high GFR for African American?

An eGFR score of 60 or higher indicates normal functioning. An eGFR score of under 60 may indicate kidney disease. An eGFR score of under 15 may indicate kidney failure.

What does eGFR African American 90 mean?

Stage 1 (eGFR of 90 or higher) indicates mild kidney damage, but your kidneys are working well. Stage 2 (eGFR between 60 and 89) indicates an increase in kidney damage from stage 1, but the kidneys continue to function well.

What does a low African American non GFR mean?

If your eGFR number is low, your kidneys may not be working as well as they should. People with a lower eGFR are at increased risk of having chronic kidney disease (CKD) progress to kidney failure. The sooner that kidney disease is found, the better the chance of slowing or stopping it from getting worse.

What is the difference between eGFR and eGFR black?

An eGFR is an estimation of the approximate percentage of kidney function and there are normals for black individuals and also for non-black individuals. Black should be higher than non-black. Hence, the higher result is if you are black and the lower result is if you are non-black.

How can I increase my African American GFR?

How to Increase eGFR

  1. Make sure your blood pressure is in the healthy range (around 120/80) [17, 18]
  2. Aim for a healthy weight [18, 24]
  3. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables [25]
  4. Quit or reduce smoking [18, 22, 26]
  5. Exercise for at least 30 minutes several times per week [27, 28, 29, 30]

Should I worry if my GFR is 56?

A GFR of 60 or higher is in the normal range. A GFR below 60 may mean kidney disease. A GFR of 15 or lower may mean kidney failure.