There are five stages of kidney disease. Your glomerular filtration rate (GFR)–considered by medical professionals to be the best measure of kidney function–lets kidney care experts figure out your stage of kidney disease. Understanding it can help you learn how to take control and make any change to certain lifestyle habits in order to possibly slow the progression of your condition. Determining your GFR levels requires a simple blood test. Use this GFR Calculator tool to help you determine which stage of kidney disease you are in currently.
Completely healthy kidney function is measured at a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of around 100, which means that the kidneys are working at 100 percent. Your kidney function is still considered normal if the GFR number is 90 or greater. If your GFR is 45, you know that your kidneys are working at approximately 45 percent of the normal rate.
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