What is the GFR level for kidney dialysis? GFR level is a reference value for kidney failure patients to decide whether they need to start dialysis or not. Well, at what GFR level is dialysis required?
What is GFR?
GFR is the abbreviation of Glomerular Filtration Rate which is the best estimate of kidney function. In normal condition, GFR should be higher than 90 and also there is no evidence show kidney damages.
Why GFR helps to decide whether dialysis is needed for someone with kidney failure?
GFR helps to decide whether dialysis is required for someone with kidney failure, as it reflects how well kidney function. Kidneys are paired organ with filtration function. Through measing GFR level, we can know clearly whether our blood can be purified timely and effectively.
Low GFR always indicates kidney problem and it also implies there are high level of toxins in blood. Dialysis is necessary for kidney failure patients as it can help to remove harmful substances in blood quickly and effectively. Usually, the lower the GFR, the much more toxins in blood. Therefore, GFR can be used to help kidney failure patients decide whether dialysis is necessary or not.
What is the GFR level for kidney dialysis?
In theory, dialysis is suggested when illness progresses to end stage renal disease. Chronic Kidney Disease is divided into 5 stages according to GFR and CKD stage 5 is marked by GFR lower than 15. Seeing from this point of view, dialysis should be considered when GFR is tested to be lower than 15. However, in reality, many patients refuse to do dialysis until their GFR is as low as 10 or so, as they highly believe the earlier they start dialysis, the earlier they experience dialysis side effects.
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