In Stage 3 CKD, you might seldom suffer physical discomforts due to strong body tolerant ability. However, you must know there is risk for you to be put in hospital due to this disease. In order to protect yourself from further damage and take timely and effective treatments, let’s learn what risks you are running at the stage.
Chronic Kidney Disease progresses slowly and it is divided into five stages based on GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate). Dialysis or Kidney Transplant will be recommended to you once CKD develops into Stage 5 Kidney Failure. However, Stage 3 CKD is a moderate stage which renal function ranges from 30-59%. So it is not serious enough to put patients on dialysis or kidney transplant list. Even though, it does not mean they can live normally just as healthy people.
It is a common sense that kidney is important internal organ. It not only cleanse blood, but also adjust blood pressure, secrete hormone, maintain electrolyte balance and forth on. In the stage, there are several potential risks which may put you in hospital.
1. High blood pressure
Normally, kidneys can adjust blood pressure effectively, so as to control it in the normal range. In case of CKD, kidneys may fail to do this job well, and thus lead to very high blood pressure. Remember you are in a very dangerous condition when your blood pressure is higher than 180/110mmHg. Therefore, it is important to control blood pressure effectively.
Healthy kidneys are responsible for promoting secretion of EPO which can promote production of red blood cells. Lack of red blood cells will lead to anemia. Mild anemia is not life-threatening and also can be alleviated by diet. However, for severe anemia, if no treatment is given to tightly control it, it will affect our breath system, nerve system, digestive system and so on. Blood transfusion might be needed in very severe condition.
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