Paramus, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/07/2014 -- This article covers how to increase GFR level in people with a decrease in GFR. GFR is the main indicator of kidney function and is considered more reliable over using the creatinine level. However, both should be used when evaluating kidney function.
Many doctors and the public still go by the creatinine levels when evaluating kidney function. But current research proves that the GFR is a better indicator.
GFR stands for glomerular filtration rate. It is a blood test that checks kidneys, which tells people how well their kidneys are working or properly filtering.
On blood test the GFR is reported as a number:
- A GFR of 60 or higher is in the normal range
- A GFR below 60 may mean kidney disease.
- A GFR of 15 or lower may mean kidney failure
An initial diagnosis of kidney disease can be made many ways. Through urine but often will be from a GFR blood test, which is standard blood work routinely performed and done on yearly physicals.
When a diagnosis of kidney disease is made the GFR will be decreased. And when it comes to kidney function there are many ways to increase it. The recommendations below of how to increase the GFR level are from Robert Galarowicz N.D., who is the founder of Healthy Kidney Publishing and author of, “The All Natural Kidney Health & Kidney Function Restoration Program.” found at http://www.healkidneydisease.com
How To Increase GFR Level Step #1
There is no debating that diet is the most important part of controlling kidney disease. When it comes to a healthy kidney diet there are many areas that need to be addressed, because the kidney plays such a crucial role in regulating nutrients.
The diet should be low in phosphorus, potassium, protein and sodium. These nutrients are found in most foods to some degree. The key is to avoid the foods that have the highest amounts and stick to foods with lower amounts.
For example, people should be avoiding red meats as they are high in protein and phosphorus. Any type of soda should be avoided along with pumpkin seeds, organ meats, high amounts of dairy products and the exotic star fruit.
More references below about foods to eat and avoid on Robert’s youtube.com channel:
6 Toxic Foods To Avoid With Kidney Disease
Super Food To Consume With Kidney Disease
3 Renal Disease and Healthy Kidney Foods
How To Increase GFR Level Step #2
Take CoQ10. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance like a vitamin but not considered one. It is in every single cell of the body. The human body makes CoQ10, and the body’s cells use it to manufacture energy. It also works as an antioxidant, which protects the body and especially the kidneys from damage caused by harmful substances.
CoQ10 has been studied at multiple facilities and research institutes and has shown to increase GFR level. It does this through the antioxidant protection and replenishes the depleted CoQ10 levels found in kidney disease.
More references about what supplements to take and diet tips to increase GFR:
Over 7 Tips To Improve Kidney Disease
How To Increase GFR Level Step #3
Robert Galarowicz N.D. in one of his early and first videos talks about different ways to help with kidney disease problems. He covers more diet tips; foods to avoid and little known supplements about how to improve fatigue. When kidney disease is present the most common symptom is fatigue. But most people and doctors don’t know about this supplement to improve fatigue levels in kidney disease. See the reference below:
Toxic Foods To Avoid With Kidney Disease & 5 Kidney Protecting Nutrients
About Robert Galarowicz N.D.
Robert Galarowicz N.D. is a kidney disease sufferer who has been living with kidney problems since he was 22 years. He has been on dialysis and currently living with a kidney transplant. He is devoted to researching and finding the world’s best kidney disease treatments and spreading the world to the public.
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