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Kidne worries?

My lab work came back and my Glom Filt Rate, ESt was 59 L  Is this anything to be concerned with.  I take two different cholestrol meds, zetia and  pravastatin
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How are you? Glomerular filtration rate or its approximation of the creatinine clearance are measured whenever renal disease is suspected or careful dosing of nephrotoxic drugs is required. The normal ranges of GFR, adjusted for body surface area for males is        70 ± 14 mL/min/m2 (56-84) . Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history and  older age.

Take care and keep us posted.
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This link may be helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_function
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my glomerular filtration rate is 44.i take 3 bp meds. loterel,hydrazaline,and toprol 3 times a day,and hydrocloriside once a day. please help.
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