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How Long Can You Stay in Stage 3 Kidney Disease

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-12-27 17:04

How Long Can You Stay in Stage 3 Kidney DiseaseHow long can you stay in Stage 3 Kidney Disease? It is difficult to answer this question, because it depends on many factors. 

Stage 3 Kidney Disease indicates a moderate decrease in kidney function, you are able to live without dialysis. Though your kidneys are damaged, they are still able to filter some wastes and excess fluid from the blood. Kidney disease can not be cured, but we can stop its progression to end stage kidney disease. From the following aspects, we may prolong our stay in stage 3 kidney disease

Lifestyle changes

-Diet does not only provide the nutrition we need, but also benefits your state of illness. In stage 3 kidney disease, you should follow a healthy diet plan. Low-sodium diet, high quality protein, limited fluid, high vitamin diet, etc.

-You should try to stop smoking and drinking alcohol. They can not only increase kidney disease progression, but also contributes to heart disease and stroke in people with CKD.

-Strive to include some physical activity in your day. Doing exercise helps enhance immune system, lower high blood pressure and make you full of energy.

Managing symptoms

In stage 3 kidney disease, you may suffer from many symptoms. You should try to control them, such as edema, high blood pressure, proteinuria, hematuria, anemia, etc. Taking western medicines can alleviate these symptoms, but they have many side effects. If possible, you can use natural herbs to take the place of them. For example, corn stigma can be used to lower blood pressure and eliminate edema, tripterygium glycosides can be used to reduce proteinuria.

Keeping regular scheduled doctor appointments

You should go to see a doctor regularly to have a general knowledge of your physical condition. He can monitor your kidney function and make adjustments in your diet and medications as needed.

How long you can stay in stage 3 kidney disease depend on yourself. You should try to do all the above things. For more detailed information, please contact our online doctors.


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