As Measured by eGFR
Estimated Glomerate Filtration Rate (eGFR) is a way to measure level of kidney function. eGFR can identify the presence of kidney disease and determine what stage it is at.
Glomerate Filtration Rate is a test that checks how well the kidneys are functioning. The Glomerate Filtration Rate correlates to how quickly the blood is filtered through the glomeruli.
Generally, the higher your eGFR number the greater kidney function you have.
Optimal or healthy eGFR values vary depending primarily on age and gender, as the rate naturally declines as someone ages and loses muscle mass. An optimal eGFR for someone in their 20s is approx. 116ml/min and drops to about 80 ml/min to people in their 50s/60s.
An eGFR higher than 50 means you have at least 50% kidney function.
To conclude, the lower your eGFR the less kidney function you have and the more at risk you are of kidney disease and failure.
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Kidney Failure.