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WHAT IS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, STAGE 3. MOD DECREASED GFR

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WHAT IS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, STAGE 3. MOD DECREASED GFR?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 7 years ago.

Hi.

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is when one suffers from gradual and usually permanent loss of kidney function over time. This happens gradually over time, usually months to years.

It is divided into five stages of increasing severity.

Stage 1 - Slight kidney damage with normal or increased filtration

Stage 2 - Mild decrease in kidney function

Stage 3 - Moderate decrease in kidney function

Stage 4 - Severe decrease in kidney function

Stage 5 - Kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation

 

GFR is the abbreviation for Glomerular Filtration Rate, it is the rate at which the kidneys can filter the blood off its waste products and unwanted substances that need to be excreated in the form of urine. It is about 30-59 mL/min/1.73(square) in stage 3 of CKD.

Stage 3 can be controlled by diet restriction, fluid restriction and some medicines and does not require hemodialysis or kidney transplant.

Hope this answers your query.

For a further read please view the following link:

http://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/ckd/

 



Edited by Dr Uzair on 2/5/2010 at 7:51 PM EST
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

THE INFORMATION WAS VERY HELPFUL AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

ps: please correct the spelling of field - not feild

just below where it says

 

DOCTOR, 5 years experience in the (SHOULD BE) field of General Surgery and....

 

SORRY IF THIS SEEMS CRABBY - BUT IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD!

SINCERELY,

MARCIA ANN FREE

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 7 years ago.
Thanks :)