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What Determines the Difference Between Stage 3 and Stage 4 Kidney Failure

2015-04-16 06:30

What Determines the Difference Between Stage 3 and Stage 4 Kidney FailureIn clinic, there are five stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), divided by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR is an acute index to determine the difference between Stage 3 and Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure that also called CKD.

Five stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Stage1 CKD: Signs of mild kidney disease but with normal or better GFR

greater than 90%

Stage 2 CKD: Mild kidney disease with reduced GFR 60-89%

Stage 3: Moderate chronic renal insufficiency

-Stage 3a: GFR 45-59%

-Stage 3b: GFR 29-44%

Stage 4 CKD: Severe chronic renal insufficiency, GFR 15-29%

Stage 5 CKD: End-stage Renal Disease or Kidney Failure, GFR less than 15%.

Because there is considerable unpredictability and some overlaps of symptoms in different stages of Chronic Kidney Disease, patients cannot determine which stage of CKD they are simple depending on symptoms. In addition, some symptoms may be related to other underlying causes. Therefore, to know which stage of CKD you are at, you are suggested to take a test.

Treatment for Stage 3 or Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

If patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, their kidneys are moderately or severely damaged. In our hospital, we treat kidney disease patients by combining western medicines and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) together.

● Western medicine: Western medicines are prescribed by the doctor to relieve some symptoms such as swelling, high blood pressure, proteinuria, hematuria, nausea, headache and back pain, etc. You should avoid certain medicines such as NSAIDs that are nephrotoxic.

● TCM: Our natural TCM aims at purifying the blood and improve blood circulation. Therefore, kidneys can get clear blood volume and enough oxygen to function adequately. Commonly used therapies in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, include Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath and Foot Bath, etc.

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