Kidney (Renal) failures occur mostly due to dehydration, excessive intake of synthetic medicines, diabetes mellitus, irregular blood pressure, etc.
UNDERSTANDING THE STAGES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE:
Chronic Kidney Disease is divided into 5 stages depending on the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). The following table shows the stages of Kidney Diseases indicated by the GFR and how it is managed
|Stages 1||90 or above||Kidney damage with normal or high GFR||The cause of Kidney damage is detected early and treatment begins. It is important to manage other problems such as Diabetes and Hypertension.|
|Stages 2||60-89||Kidney damage with slightly lower GFR||The doctor estimates how quickly Kidney Disease progresses. Diabetes and Hypertension will need to be kept under control by regularly monitoring it.|
|Stages 3||30-59||Kidney damage with moderately low GFR||The doctor usually checks for Anemia. The treatment begins at this point.|
|Stages 4||15-29||Kidney damage with severely low GFR||The doctor and you will have to come to a decision as to which treatment would be preferable in the event of a kidney failure. The doctor will monitor your health condition closely.|
|Stages 5||<15||Kidney failure||You will have to start dialysis or have to go through kidney transplant. You will also have to regularly see your doctor for treatment or have consultation.|