I am sorry yo hear you that you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), but I am also happy because you are reading this paper. Here, you will get a general understanding of stage 3 kidney disease.
What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?
Chronic Kidney Disease is a gradual loss of kidney function over time. According to its severity, it is divided into five stages. Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease means your kidneys are moderately damaged. That is to say, your kidneys cannot remove excessive fluids, filter wastes and toxins, regular blood pressure, and keep electrolyte balance.
In clinic, there are some data can be taken as the indicator of which stage of Chronic Kidney Disease you are in, such as glomerular filtration rate (GFR), Serum Creatinine (SCr) and Creatinine Clearance Rate (Ccr). You can find thees definitions in our website.
Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease is characterized by GFR=30-60ml/min, SCr=186umol/L-442umol/L, and Ccr=20ml/min-50ml/min.
There are also some body signs that you may experience when you are in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.
What are the signs of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease?
● See puffy eyes or eyelids, especially in the morning
● Have swollen hands, legs, feet, face or ankles
● Need to urinate more often, especially at night
● See foamy or blood urine
● Have itchy or dry skin
● Have poor blood supply (Anemia)
● Have trouble sleeping
● Have dizziness, headache
● experience memory loss
● Have blurred vision
Are there any risks of kidney disease?
Yes, high blood pressure and diabetes are the two common leading factors of kidney disease. Besides, heredity, environment, medicines, bad life habit are all the causes of kidney disease. Consult your doctor to find the real cause of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.
Can Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease be reversed?
I am so sorry to tell you that there is no cure for Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease up to now. However, it does not mean that you have no choice but to wait for death. You can still do something to slow down the progression of it.
What can I do to manage Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease?
● Design a kidney-friendly diet. Read
● Control your blood pressure and sugar level
● Avoid tobacco and alcohol
● Keep a good mood
● Do moderate exercise to boost your immunity
● Timely and appropriate treatment
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