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Published on October 17th, 2021 | by Katherine

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Kidney Lab Analysis Made Easy

When it comes to kidney health, there’s only one thing more important than taking steps to be healthier.
It’s being able to understand our levels for the most important markers for kidney health:
– creatinine
– GFR (glomerular filtration rate)
– ACR (albumin to creatinine ratio)

Blood tests reports can be complex and difficult to decipher for the patient.
Especially when we start to see a bunch of terms we don’t understand.
The thing is – you don’t really need, as a patient, to be able to understand ALL the numbers and values on your test.
you just need to understand the 5 Life-Saving Tests.
Let’s see what they are


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TRANSCRIPT

Hello guys, Katherine here, there’s a very important topic I want to discuss today.
Taking steps to improve is crucial, when it comes to kidney health.
The diet, lifestyle, finding the right balance with medicines – it’s all. very. helpful.
Still, there’s one thing that’s even more important
Being able to understand our levels for the most important markers for kidney health.

And I know that blood tests reports can be complex and difficult to decipher for the patient.
Especially when we start to see a bunch of terms we don’t understand.
The thing is – you don’t really need, as a patient, to be able to understand ALL the numbers and values on your test.
you just need to understand the 5 Life-Saving Tests.
Let’s see what they are

First level you absolutely need to understand is ACR.
Also known as Albuminuria, this is increased excretion of urinary albumin and a marker of kidney damage.
This is also a very important marker for the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Always pay attention to it.
For people without confirmed kidney disease, it’s important to see if this level stay below 30mg/g.
When this level is above 30 mg/g, it indicates CKD.
For people with confirmed CKD, it’s important to understand the trend with this level.
If it is raising too fast, it’s a reason for concern.
Even more important.

Serum Creatinine, or creatinine in blood.
This is one of the main indicators of kidney function.
You should know what your creatinine levels are if you want to know about your kidney health.
Normal levels of creatinine in the blood are around 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter.
Obviously, someone with kidney disease will have higher levels.
While creatinine levels are important, they’re tied to the most important indicator of kidney function.
This is the one you should pay most attention to.

Glomerular filtration rate, or GFR.
GFR is the most sensitive and accurate gauge of kidney function.
Doctors measure blood creatinine levels and perform a calculation to translate creatinine into GFR.

You see, here. This line here shows you how these two levels are correlated.
Here, for example, at 60 GFR, we can see creatinine is around 2 mg/dl. This is between stage 2 and 3a of CKD.
This is stage 3b – gfr between44 and 30 and creatinine up to around 4.
As creatinine rises, GFR decreases, as wen can see.
For example, someone in stage 4 will have gfr lower than 29 – here – and creatinine above 4.
Consider that all the treatments for kidney disease – the diet, medication etc. are based on these numbers.
So you should always know very well what they are.

Now guys, there are also two values you will not just read in your analysis but that you should also test at home regularly.

first test, Blood pressure.
Why should you do this test? High blood pressure is the second-leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes. But it’s not just that.
High blood pressure can cause kidney damage and kidney damage can cause high blood pressure.
Remember that the kidneys are only able to handle blood pressure in a range of 130/80.
Anything higher than that is bound to cause damage over time.
So it’s very important to keep blood pressure always under control.
Clearly, the lower the better. Ideally, your blood pressure should be as close as possible to 120/80.
Now, this is a test you can even do at home, with a very simple device.
Remember to always test your blood pressure at the same time of the day and while relaxed.

Second test is blood glucose

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease in the world.
If you have it, you need to keep it under control.
This is also a very simple test you can do at home, as almost everyone with diabetes already knows.
Talking about fasting blood sugar, less than 100 mg/dL is normal and over 126 mg/dL is diabetes.
Just like for blood pressure, the higher the number, the more the risk.

These last two are going to be particularly useful if you keep track of them in your personal health journal.
This can show you trends in your health and can also tell you if what you are doing in term of diet, lifestyle and remedies is helping.
How to compile an health journal to help with kidney health? watch my video up here for the complete explanation.
This is all for today guys, a new video is coming next Tuesday, I hope to see you there.
Bye!

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Hello, this I Katherine, welcome to 00Kidney! Here you will find how tos and guides for kidney disease patients, how to lower creatinine, how to improve kidney function, the best recipes for you kidney friendly diet and... much more!



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