My mom is 51 years old. She has done a DTPA test recently. Her total GFR count is 39 mls/min according to the report. I found on the internet that the normal value of GFR for her age is about 78 mls/min. Can this GFR value be treated to the normal range by proper medications? And how far is she from a severe kidney failure?

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  A DTPA test is only a nuclear medicine scan that looks to see what function may be present in both kidneys but does not indicate why the kidneys are functioning abnormally.  I suggest that your mother consult with her physician about a specific diagnosis as to why she has kidney disease.  A proper diagnosis will commonly lead to proper treatment plans.


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