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Confused about GFR

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  • Posted By: tricia5858
  • August 15, 2008
  • 00:41 PM

Mom had cysts on kidneys and died from kidney cancer 5 years ago.
I am 53, F and have always been healthy.
This year"s physical had an exclamation ! next to gfr which was 58.
There was a message about CKD as well.
My potassium was 5.7.
I started reading a lot about CKD and, concerned, I asked for a retest. Ultrasound normal but my gfr was 60 and potassium was 4.8. My doctor said I was OK and the potassium had serum with it so not accurate. He said I was healthy.
From what I have read-family history and low gfr are indicators of CKD. My finances are limited and I have been to the same doctor twice already. Should I forget about it?
Thank you for your response.

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  • CKD is chronic over time. The two major cause for CKD, is Type 1 diabetic and high blood pressure. Keep and eye on any changes in CKD and do you know the stages 60 CKD is stage 3. Look on line for a GFR estimator you can enter your blood test results. Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the body's creatine is converted to creatin
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