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Ways to Improve GFR in Stage 3 CKD

2013-12-05 11:03

Ways to Improve GFR in Stage 3 CKDFor CKD patients, they are familiar with GFR,which is short for Glomerular Filtration Rate. It is a measure of your level of kidney function. According to GFR, CKD is classified into five stages. In stage 3 CKD, the GFR is between 30 and 59. To improve GFR is very important for you to prevent kidney failure. Here are natural ways to improve GFR, hope it can help you.

Healthy diet

-Low sodium diet. It is suggested 1000-4000 mg per day for kidney patients.

-Proper high quality protein, such as fish, egg white, lean mean etc. It is suggested 0.6g/kg per day.

-Fruit and vegetables high in vitamin. Vitamin can boost immune system and help you fight various disease.

Space limited, these are part of healthy diet. When you choose something into your diet, you should firstly refer to its nutrient value on Internet or consult a dietitian. Our online doctors can also provide free help for you. Strictly diet restriction really plays a role in slowing down its progression to the end stage and improve GFR.


Regular exercises have many benefits for stage 3 CKD patients:

-Boost your energy.

-Improve your immune system.

-Alleviate edema.

-Lower high blood pressure.

Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, dancing, swimming etc are preferred. And remember to avoid strenuous exercises.

Traditional Chinese medicine

In China, there are many ways to improve GFR. According to traditional Chinese medicine, why disease is formed is because of the imbalance of yin, yang, qi, blood. Acupuncture and moxibustion, cupping therapy, looping therapy etc are all functioned on certain meridians to regulate the imbalance. When yin, yang, qi, blood are in balance, you will recover. For stage 3 CKD, meridians related with kidneys are stimulated to improve yin, yang, qi, blood around the kidneys. As a result, more nutrients and oxygen can be brought to kidney and the damaged kidney gradually regains its function.

If you combine the ways above together, I believe you can bring your illness under control and prevent the GFR decreasing.

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