Does a GFR of 48 mean the end of my kidneys or can it be raised?

An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 48 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared, means that you may have Stage 3 chronic kidney disease. It is not end stage kidney disease. You should follow the advice of your doctor, make sure your blood pressure is well controlled, follow a low salt diet, and maintain a healthy lifestyle with exercise and weight control. It is not commonly possible to improve the eGFR if this is CKD, but you can slow the progression of CKD if you follow your physician’s advice.

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