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Can Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Be Reversed

2012-10-02 15:12

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is not an independent disease and there are no specific symptoms in the early stage. It is a chronic and progressive loss of kidney functions and the clinical manifestations will become worsen and worsen and in the end lead to kidney failure.

The diagnostic criterion for CKD is more than 3 months’ kidney damages with or without decrease of GFR or GFR is less than 60ml/min/1.73 m2 lasting for more than 3 months in spite of renal damages or not.

It can be caused by a variety of reasons with diabetes, high blood pressure and glomeurlonephritis the most common ones, accounting for about 75%. According to the severity of the illness condition and clinical symptoms, chronic kidney disease can be divided into 5 stages with stage one the most mild kidney damages and stage 5 the most severe.

In stage 3, there is moderate decrease of GFR (glomerular filtration rate) which can reflect kidney functions. The normal value for GFR should be GFR in stage 3 is about 30-59ml/min/1.73 m2. At this stage the renal damages are still in the reversible stage or at least the damages can be slowed down with effective and timely treatments.

Effective treatments should have the following functions of controlling symptoms and complications as well as slowing down its progression into stage 5 CKD that is the end stage renal disease.

It has been found that the major causes of death for CKD patients are cardiovascular diseases followed by kidney failure, therefore effective prevention and treatments of high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and original diseases are very important.

GFR is a reflection of kidney functions; so long as the GFR is increased and the kidney function is improved can the kidney damages be reversed. The combination of Chinese therapy and western therapy has good effects on treating CKD. Western therapy can help control the complications and symptoms and Chinese medicines can help repair kidney damages and recover kidney functions.

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