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
|Stage 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
|Stage 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.
|Stage 3||30 – 59||Kidney damage with|
moderately low GFR
|The doctor usually checks for Anemia.|
The treatment begins at this point.
|Stage 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.
|Stage 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.