When diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, one of concerned questions for patients is the life expectancy. Well then, what is the life expectancy for Stage 1 and Stage 2 CKD patients? Now, let’s see the article together.
To be frank, CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) is divided into five stages according to Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). All in all, the less GFR, the more less GFR is, the more serious kidney damage. Due to strong kidneys’ compensatory ability, patients do not suffer from any obvious symptoms in the early stages, like stage 1 or stage 2 kidney disease. Therefore, generally speaking, the life expectancy for stage 1 and stage 2 kidney disease will be longer if comparing with more advanced kidney stage, like Stage 4 or Stage 5 CKD. As for the specific answer, I’m sorry to tell you that there is no certain answer, but usually these stages do not have severe affect on patients’ life. Even though, you should also monitor kidneys’ conditions regularly.
Well then, how to improve life quality for stage 1 and stage 2 CKD patients?
1. Live a healthy lifestyle.
Take moderate protein about 0.6 to 0.7g per kilogram of body weight. Monitor the intake of minerals sodium and potassium. Include fresh fruits and vegetables. Refer to a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol. Exercising regularly and stopping smoking are also necessary to protect kidney from the further damage.
2. Control your blood pressure and diabetes
High blood pressure and diabetes are two leading causes of kidney damage. Therefore, it is important to control blood pressure and diabetes within the normal range. Some western medicines like ACEI, ARBs can be helpful.
3. Relieve the related symptoms
Once you suffer from some symptoms, it is important to take necessary treatments to relieve the related symptoms. If you do not how to do? Please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to email@example.com and we will do our best to help you.
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