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Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Failure

Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Failure refers to moderate kidney damage with a decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 30-59ml/min. In this condition, patients’ kidneys can still do their work but not as effectively as healthy kidneys.

Healthy kidneys are responsible for not only removing waste products and excess water from the body but also keeping electrolyte balance and secreting some substances. However, once they are damaged moderately, some signs and symptoms may appear such as anemia, swelling, proteinuria, hematuria and sleep problems.

If patients have one or more of the above symptoms, they should take corresponding treatments, otherwise, the symptom may worsen patients’ condition or cause further kidney damage. Therefore, to see a nephrologist (a doctor who specializes in treating kidney disease) is very essential.

After examining kidney patients and performing lab tests, nephrologist can gather information about their condition, in order to offer the best advice for treatment. Even though stage 3 chronic kidney failure can’t be cured thoroughly, proper treatment is able to slow down the progress of patients’ kidney disease and keep their kidneys working as long as possible.

For example, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is one kidney repair remedy that has been used maturely to reverse stage 3 chronic kidney failure, with the therapeutic effects of blood vascular dilation, anti-coagulation, anti-inflammation and degrading extracellular matrix.

Many other therapies can also be used to handle moderate kidney disease. As for which one is suitable for certain individual, it should depend on his specific condition.

Additionally, people with stage 3 chronic kidney failure also need to be referred to a dietitian, because diet is an important part of the whole treatment. To make a scientific diet plan individualized for patients’ need, dietitian will review their test report.

Generally, for stage 3 a dietitian recommends a diet low in sodium for those with high blood pressure or fluid retention, 0.8g/kg of protein intake one daily and a diet low in sugar for those with diabetes. The intake of potassium, calcium and phosphorus should depend on patients’ blood test.

If you are diagnosed with stage 3 chronic kidney failure and want to stay in stage 3 or even reverse to stage 2, remember that a correct medical treatment and healthy diet is the key.

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