Overview of CKD Stage 3
In clinic, Chronic Kidney Disease is divided into five stages, according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR). CKD Stage 3 is characterized by moderate kidney damaged and this condition is very common among elders.
Symptoms of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease
Stage 3 CKD can be further divided into Stage 3a CKD ( 45 ml/min<GFR<59 ml/min) and Stage 3b CKD ( 29 ml/min<GFR<44 ml/min). Since kidneys are moderated damaged, excess waste and fluid builds up in the body. Therefore, patients may have symptoms such as:
-Swelling (edema) of extremities and shortness of breath due to fluid in lungs;
-Urination changes (foamy; dark orange, brown, tea-colored or red if it contains blood; and urinating more or less than normal);
-Kidney pain felt in their back;
-Sleep problems due to muscle cramps or restless legs;
What to do for Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease?
-Change your diet habit. You have to reduce sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorous levels. The recommended amount of certain nutrition is based on the blood test. You can copy it and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our doctor on duty can give you suggestions for free.
-Control high blood pressure and blood sugar levels, if you have such problems.
-Fluid intake may be also limited if you have swelling.
-Avoid strenuous exercise to to decrease creatinine level. In addition, severe problems such as proteinuria and swelling also need good rest.
-Improve kidney function. As long as kidney function can be enhanced, all symptoms can be completely relieved. In that case, I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You can consult our doctors online to get details.