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What Does GFR 18 Mean for IgA Nephropathy Patients

As we all know, glomeruli are responsible for filtering fluid from your blood, extracting both waste products and substances your body needs, such as sodium, phosphorus, potassium and so on. Through glomeruli filtration rate (GFR), we can see how well our kidneys are working. What does GFR 18 mean for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Learn more information about GFR first.
According to GFR, kidney disease is classified into five stages.

Stage GFR
Stage 1 GFR≥90ml/min
Stage 2 89ml/min≥GFR≥60ml/min
Stage 3 59ml/min≥GFR≥30ml/min
Stage 4 29ml/min≥GFR≥15ml/min
Stage 5 GFR≤14ml/min

From the above chart, we can see that you are in late stage 4 kidney disease. If you do not take treatment as early as possible, it will quickly decline. When it is lower than 14, you may have to do dialysis or kidney transplant to maintain your life.

How to improve GFR 18 for IgA Nephropathy patients?

For IgA Nephropathy patients, their declined GFR is caused by IgA depositing in the kidneys. The reason why IgA deposits in the kidneys is that the IgA receptors in the kidneys are abnormal. We can not change IgA receptors, but we can cleanse immune complexes from the kidneys, reduce the production of IgA and increase the kidneys’ tolerance to those IgA.

Conventional treatment such as steroid can only help you suppress the immune reaction in the kidneys to prevent further damage to the kidneys. To achieve other goals, you should take advantage of other treatment, for example, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Chinese Medicine, which has been proved by thousands of patients from 64 countries effective in treating kidney disease. This therapy can also improve blood circulation to set up a good blood environment to help kidney recover. After a period of treatment, you will find that your GFR gradually increase. Though we can not promise you to regain your GFR fully, we ensure that you can keep dialysis away and live a normal life.

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