Stage 3 Kidney Disease
Stage 3 Kidney Disease is a relatively serious condition. A person with stage 3 kidney disease has a moderate decrease in the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) of between 30 and 59ml/min. As the kidney becomes less responsive and struggles to keep up with demand, waste products build up in the human blood which can ultimately cause a condition known as “uremia”. Unfortunately, a person who is currently at stage 3 is more prone to develop further conditions such as anemia, bone disease and high blood pressure.
The most common symptoms associated with Stage 3 Kidney Disease are:
- Fatigue. It’s extremely common for people with kidney disease to feel tired as a result of anemia
- Changes in urination. Since the kidney cannot carry out normal bodily functions, it’s likely that there may be noticeable changes in your urine. Such changes include foamy liquids and urinating more or less frequent than usual.
- Kidney pain. Most people with Stage 3 Kidney Disease do not run into kidney specific pain. However, if your Stage 3 Disease has resulted in further complications or infections, it’s more than possible to encounter some sort of pain in the kidney area.
- Sleeping troubles. People have reported that they have extremely difficulty in sleeping throughout the night.
If you find yourself being diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney Disease, or believe that you may have it, you should consult your doctor immediately. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for kidney disease, but it’s more than possible to prolong your life expectancy and even stop the disease from progressing further. If you are able to incorporate dieting changes and exercise changes into your lifestyle, it’s possible to extend your life span and help your kidneys to carry out normal bodily functions.
The most important thing to consider is a healthy and balanced kidney disease diet plan. In addition, it’s not recommended to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco under any circumstances. If you’re able to keep your glucose levels under control and within normal levels, it’s possible to preserve your kidneys functions and help them to carry out the daily tasks.
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