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    What Exactly Is Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

    2015-04-05 07:21| Font Size A A A

    What Exactly Is Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseStage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can be regarded as the one of critical periods to take effective treatment, so as to control the progression of illness condition timely. But some patients have no idea about the stage of kidney disease. Please hold on, and here we will talk the topic: what exactly is stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

    If you happen to be a kidney disease patients, you must be familiar with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine level, which are the indicators to reflect renal function. To be frank, according to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. In short, the more lower GFR, the more advanced kidney damage. As for Stage 3 CKD, patients have moderate kidney damage, and GFR ranges from 30-59ml/min. More accurately, the stage is further broken up into two types: a decreased in GFR for Stage 3A is 45-59ml/min and a decreased in GFR for Stage 3B is 30-44ml/min.

    Patients with stage 3 kidney disease may begin to suffer from obvious symptoms due to moderated kidney damage. 

    1. Swelling--caused by the water retention

    2. Fatigue-loss of energy and red blood cells

    3. Changes in urine like protein in urine, blood in urine, dark orange, brown, tea-colored urine.

    4. Anemia-loss of red blood cells

    5. Sleep problems due to muscle cramps or restless legs

    When diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease, you should try to protect kidney from the further kidney damage.

    1. Eating high-quality protein so as to reduce kidneys’ burden and supply necessary nutrients.

    2. Consuming more vegetable and fruits which are rich in vitamins.

    3. Doing exercises regularly like jogging, swimming, walking, yoga and Tai Chi and so on.

    4. Lowering sodium intake so as to relieve swelling and maintain blood pressure within the normal range.

    5. Repairing the moderated kidney damage. Here, we do recommend Chinese herbal medicines treatments. Compared to western medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine not only can help relieve the symptoms but also can work for kidney lesions directly. If you want to learn more info, you can email to or leave a message below directly.

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