In stage 3 chronic kidney disease, or Stage 3 CKD, patients can still live with their own kidneys without obvious symptoms. However, their condition will be quite different if stage 3 kidney disease progresses into stage 4 or stage 5. Then, how long can patients stay at stage 3 kidney disease?
Our kidneys have strong compensatory ability that can work properly even with mild or moderate damage. In stage 3 kidney disease, kidneys are functioning at 30%~59%. That is to say, quite a part of kidney functioning tissues are still health. Thereby, patients usually don’t have serious symptoms and problems.
However, kidneys in stage 3 is unable to work as effectively as healthy kidneys, so it is inevitable for these patients to suffer from some symptoms, such as high blood pressure, fatigue, poor appetite, proteinuria, hematuria, etc. All of these symptoms must affect patients’ life quality.
How long can patients stay at stage 3 kidney disease?
According to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. In stage 3 kidney disease, GFR levels range from 30 to 59, while it ranges from 15 to 30 in stage 4 kidney disease. Without effective treatments, patients’ kidney disease will progress from stage 3 to stage 4 quickly. On the contrary, if symptoms are controlled very well, and patients have developed healthy lifestyle and take correct treatment plan, they are able to stay at Stage 3 CKD longer than they expect.
How to make patients live with stage 3 kidney disease longer?
Cooperate with kidney dietitian and doctors actively, you will find a great difference. However, since kidney patients’ illness condition changes from case to case, we are unable to give every patient very detailed diet and treatment plan. To get personalized advices, you can contact us by leaving a message below or consulting the online doctor.