Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in renal function overtime. According to glomerular filtration rate (GFR), it is classified to five stages. Stage 3 kidney disease has a moderate decrease in the GFR. Many patients wonder whether stage 3 kidney disease is reversible or not. In this article, you may find the answer.
Is stage 3 kidney disease reversible?
Let’s see the five stages first. In stage 1, GFR is more than 90 and in stage 2, GFR is between 60 and 89. In stage 3, GFR ranges from 30 to 59 and in stage 4, GFR ranges from 15 to 29. In the end stage, GFR is less than 15.
From the stages, we can see that the earlier you receive treatment, the easier your state of illness reverses and vice vera.
Nephrons are the basic unit of kidney function. Though the necrotic nephron can not be brought back to life, we can recover part of the kidney function through repairing the injured ones. Therefore, stage 3 kidney disease is very likely to reverse.
How to reverse stage 3 kidney disease?
The common treatment to kidney disease is to use western medicines, such as diuretics, immunosuppressor, glucocorticoid. They can alleviate the symptoms, not the underlying causes. In addition, kidney disease belongs to chronic disease, which means that you have to live on with it for long term. There will be many side effects if you take these medicines for a long time. Therefore, natural remedies are recommended, such as acupuncture and moxibustion, circle therapy, foot bath, full bath, enema therapy, oral Chinese medicine therapy, hot compress therapy, etc. All these therapies help filter wastes and toxins in your body, alleviating your discomfortable feeling. Besides, they can supply the essential substances for your kidney self-healing. As long as these injured nephrons recovers, your kidney function will improve.
If your illness is under controlled in stage 3, you will live a normal and full life. If left uncontrolled, stage 3 kidney disease will develop to stage 4 or end stage, when you have to live on dialysis or wait for kidney transplant. The longer you let troublesome issues stew, the harder it will be. If you would like to reverse stage 3 kidney disease, please lose no time. Best wishes!