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How Long Does It Take From Stage 3 Into Stage 5

2014-03-08 08:58

How Long Does It Take From Stage 3 Into Stage 5Q: I am diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease, how long before it turns into stage 5 chronic kidney disease(CKD)? Can I stop it from progressing into stage 5 CKD?

A: Actually, there is no exact answer for this question, because the illness condition and treatment you take both affect the time from stage 3 into stage 5. In other words, if you control your symptoms tightly and take right treatment to treat CKD, the time into CKD stage 5 may be delayed, otherwise it takes a short time to develop into stage 5 CKD. However, here I can tell you some suggestions to postpone the time into stage 5 chronic kidney disease.

For patients with stage 3 CKD, they may suffer from kidney failure within several days or weeks when they have aggravating factors like cold and infection. On the contrary, some people can live with stage 3 as long as decades before it turns to stage 5 kidney disease, which is because they keep the aggravating factors under control.

The aggravating factors include the following:

1. Tightly control symptoms like high blood pressure, diabetes, proteinuria, hematuria and edema.

2. Follow a strict diet

CKD patients should have a low sodium, low protein but high quality protein intake, low phosphorus and potassium consume and adjust water intake.

3. No alcohol and smoking

4. Avoid cold and infection

5. Treat CKD from the root

All the symptoms of CKD are caused by injured kidney function, so repairing kidney function and recovering kidney tissues plays an important role in delaying the time before stage 3 CKD turns into stage 5 kidney disease. In this light, you can try some Chinese medicines like Micro-Chinese medicine which is able to ameliorate renal ischemia, promote blood flow and improve blood microcirculation so as to enhance the oxygen utilization ability of restoring kidney tissues and accelerating renal repair process. As for stage 3 CKD, it indicates a mild decrease in kidney function, so if you take timely and effective treatment to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function, you still have a great chance to live a normal life with stage 3 CKD, and stage 3 CKD may not develop stage 5 kidney disease.

With tight control of symptoms of CKD and treatment from the root, the time from stage 3 into stage 5 may be delayed. I hope it is helpful for you.

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