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Low Egfr

eGFR measures the kidney's ability to filter toxins or wastes from the blood. When eGFR is low, it indicates that the kidneys are not functioning efficiently. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) helps determine any kidney disease, its stages, and severity. A normal eGFR is 60 and above, but when eGFR is less than 60, then it may be a sign that the kidneys are not functioning well.

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I am a 41-year-old woman with no diabetes and high blood pressure. Kindly evaluate my eGFR values.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old woman with no diabetes and high blood pressure. In a recent blood test, my eGFR was 63.44 mL/min/1.73mSq and my creatinine was 90 nmol/L. All other renal function tests (urea, potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, and chloride) are within normal range. In the lab results r...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern regarding your GFR (glomerular filtration rate) level. So as I can see in your reports (attachment removed to protect patient’s identity), your creatinine level is normal along with other parameters. GFR depends on many ...  Read Full »

Can AL amyloidosis result in a swollen tongue, mouth sores, and decline eGFR?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swollen tongue with teeth marks, tiny blood blisters on my inner cheeks with canker sores, and lumps on my uvula for a month. My blood reports are normal. No one in my home is sick. I do not have any cold symptoms or sore throat. I have pain only from the lesions. I have some blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the concern, you have tiny papillomatous lesions over the uvula. You do not need to worry as your reports are normal. One of the common reasons for having multiple lesions on the oral cavity is nutrition deficiency. I advise you take tablet Vitamin complex one tab...  Read Full »

Did I develop kidney disease because of prolonged use of Pantoprazole?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I am 70 inches tall and weigh around 195 pounds. I go to the gym and frequently exercise, mostly weightlifting. I take 5 g of creatine monohydrate daily. I also take 40 mg of Pantoprazole daily and 40 mg of Famotidine daily for acid reflux. I have been on this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to People who take creatine supplements are expected to have higher creatinine levels that do not necessarily mean low eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate). However, you have slightly hazy protein in urine examination. All other investigations look normal to me. ...  Read Full »

I had done blood work recently, and my eGFR is down. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I had done with my blood work and some of the numbers were off. My eGFR is down to 63, and my liver function tests were elevated. The whole situation is giving me crippling anxiety and I am not sure what to do about it. I have not had blood work done before this test for a long, ...  Read Full »

Dr. M Sivalingam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reports are not alarming. Your blood creatinine level is slightly high as it reflects your higher muscle mass as you are fairly heavy, with a body weight of about 144 kilograms. Creatinine level in the blood reflects muscle mass, so people who are overweight tend ...  Read Full »

If I had stage 3 CKD, would the urine levels be indicative of disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old very fit male. I lift weights three times a week and use the stair master for 30 minutes five times a week vigorously. I have had this same routine for the past 20 years. I am 5'7" and weigh 160 pounds. My serum creatinine was 1.33 16 years back, and for the past 16...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), see basically beyond 40 years of age, there is 1ml/min/1.73 m2 decline in eGFR per year, and that is a normal physiological response because of an increase in age, same as skin wrinkles, si...  Read Full »

Does an increase in uric acid and creatinine levels indicate a damaged kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male. From the past three months, I was suffering from typhoid. Now, I have pain in knees, sole, back, and wrist joints. The test reports show high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) 7.67, eGFR 68, folate 2, uric acid 7.7, creatinine 1.02, total cholesterol 211, tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that you had typhoid three months back, and now have features of large joint arthritis. With this profile, it seems to be reactive arthritis. If you have heel pain, which is more in the morning once you get up from the bed and put your feet on the ground,...  Read Full »

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