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How Serious Is Stage III CKD

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-12 16:25

How Serious Is Stage III CKDStage III CKD means there is moderate damage to kidney. Many patients concern about their life expectancy when they are diagnosed with Stage III CKD. In their opinion, Stage III CKD is very serious. While some other patients leave this disease alone, for they hardly feel any uncomfortable. In their opinion, Stage III CKD is not serious at all. How serious is stage III CKD? In the following, you will have a general knowledge.

In stage III CKD, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines to 30-59 ml/min, which means that your kidneys can not remove wastes and toxins from your body effectively, as a result, they will build up in the blood and cause many symptoms, such as edema, foamy urine, frequent urination, high blood pressure and so on. Though these symptoms are mild, it is necessary for you to attach importance.

The conventional treatment is to take medicines. Diuretics help alleviate edema. Hypotension medicines, such as ACE inhibitors and ARBs, help lower blood pressure. And foamy urine can be controlled by steroids. Though they are all effective in controlling the symptoms, they can not improve kidney function and over time many side effects appear. Therefore, you had better take some natural remedies. Besides aggressive treatment, eating healthy food, exercising regularly, keeping good mind and living with healthy lifestyle are also helpful to prolonging kidney health. If you would like to know more about Stage III CKD, please leave a message below or contact online doctors directly.

Generally speaking, Stage III CKD is not serious. You can still live a normal life. But if you can not control these symptoms, Stage III CKD may develop to stage 4 CKD and then more uncomfortable feeling emerges and in the end stage, you have to live on dialysis or wait for kidney transplant.

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