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What are the Percentage of Kidney Function for Stage 4 Kidney Disease

2015-04-26 11:12

Stage 4 Kidney Disease, Kidney Function, Kidney diseaseWhat are the percentage of kidney function for stage 4 kidney disease ? In clinic, chronic kidney disease can be divided into five stages and each stage has the corresponding kidney function. For people who are in stage 4 kidney disease the corresponding should be less than 30%, next let us see some details about it.

The five stages and the corresponding kidney function

Stage 1 kidney disease

kidney is damaged mild with a normal glomerular filtration rate, or GFR. So in this stage the kidney function is over than 90%, so it is no need to treat it. With the help of fit diet and healthy living habit, the disease can be reversed.

Stage 2 kidney disease

GFR in the range of 60 to 89 percent is indicative of a patient, that is mean the left kidney function is more than 60% and less than 89%. This stage is still considered to be mild kidney disease and patients might still not exhibit any symptoms. Stage 1 and 2 together are known as chronic renal insufficiency and can be detected through abnormal results of blood tests or urinalysis. In this stage this disease also can be reversed with timely treatment.

Stage 3 kidney disease

In this stage, the kidney function is characterized by a GFR of 30 to 59 percent. Although not all patients in stage 3 will exhibit symptoms, some may experience fatigue, puffiness or swelling caused by excess fluids remaining in the body, back pain and changes in appetite.

Stage 4 kidney disease

With a GFR of 15 to 29 percent the kidneys are not able to filter the blood efficiently. In this stage the kidney can not work efficiently, without good control it may goes into End Stage Renal Disease rapidly.

stage 5 kidney disease

This stage is also known as end stage renal failure, patients will have less than 15 percent of their kidney function remaining, so people have to seek help from dialysis or other therapies.

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