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    How to Know What Stage of CKD You Are In

    How to Know What Stage of CKD You Are InChronic Kidney Disease refers to a condition that progresses slowly over a period of months or years. And the kidneys do not usually fail all at once. In medical area, CKD is divided into fives stages so as to reflect the different degrees of kidney damage. Well then, how to know what stage of kidney disease you are in?

    Actually, Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is one of reliable indicators to indicates how well your kidneys are working. Below shows the five stages of chronic kidney disease and GFR for each stage:

    Stage 1 with normal or high GFR (GFR > 90ml/min)

    Stage 2 mild CKD (GFR=60-89ml/min)

    Stage 3A moderate CKD (GFR=45-59ml/min)

    Stage 3B moderate CKD (GFR=30-44ml/min)

    Stage 4 severe CKD (GFR=15-29ml/min)

    Stage 5 End Stage CKD (GFR<15ml/min)

    Through the above analysis, we can see that GFR can determine a stage of kidney disease. In addition, creatinine level is also one index to tell your kidney function.

    The normal creatinine level is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for females and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for males. Once it increases to 5 or more higher, it indicates that your have entered into end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

    No matter which stage you are in, you should take necessary treatments as soon as possible, so as to stop or even slow down the progression of illness condition. Well then, how to do? All in all, different stages need different treatments options. The following things can be your reference.

    Stage 1: observation, control of blood pressure and blood sugar. Do examination regularly.

    Stage 2: observation, control of blood pressure and risk factors.

    Stage 3: seek professional help from your healthy provider.

    Stage 4: take necessary treatment so as to control hypertension and diabetes and other complications and manage to repair kidney damage and recover renal function.

    Stage 5: dialysis or kidney transplant will be recommended to you. Or you can look for alternative treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Hot Compress Therapy, Blood Pollution Therapy and so on.

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