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    #16
    My urologist confirmed I have a neurogenic bladder. I have read it takes time to confirm, not sure I wanted to know. I quit looking up idea's nothing I found really helped. I did make it clear to my Urologist, I didn't want my kidneys to get hurt. It appears he keeps on confirming they are ok. Guess that is comforting.

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      #17
      My GFR is 60. I feel I should be alarmed. Maybe not

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        #18
        Originally posted by lynnsgarden View Post
        My GFR is 60. I feel I should be alarmed. Maybe not
        GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) is an estimate of kidney function in healthy adults based on serum creatinine in combination with age, sex, weight, race. For example men have higher creatinine levels than women because men have higher average muscle mass and creatinine generation than women. Factors that effect GFR include age (as we age, GFR goes down even with healthy kidneys), sex (women have lower GFR than men, even at the same creatinine generation levels), race (African Americans have higher GFR rates than white Americans), diet (restriction of or inclusion of dietary protein), and normal muscle mass or muscle wasting are reflected by increased GFR or decreased GFR, respectively.

        GFR is only one indicator of kidney function and should be viewed as only one part of the measure of healthy kidney function. Blood testing, urine testing, and kidney imaging studies give your doctor a more complete picture of the health of your kidney function than the GFR number alone.

        All the best,
        GJ

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          #19
          By itself, the GFR is really only one little piece of the pie. You should check with your doctor to see what other results are before you start getting alarmed.
          ckf
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #20
            Yes your right.

            Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
            By itself, the GFR is really only one little piece of the pie. You should check with your doctor to see what other results are before you start getting alarmed.
            ckf

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