- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- How Kidneys Work
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What to Expect
- Managing Kidney Disease
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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 1—Early Stage CKD
Kidney damage with normal kidney function, eGFR of 90 or higher
- Identify and treat any underlying conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes and/or infection.
- Slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to reduce the risk of complications.
What you can do:
- At stage 1 kidney disease, see your primary care physician (PCP) regularly to monitor your health. Ask for your current eGFR and monitor your rate regularly.
- Learn all you can about chronic kidney disease—and consider taking a class.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices—quit smoking, exercise, eat well, reduce stress and get enough sleep.
- Take all medications exactly as prescribed and talk to your PCP before taking any over-the-counter medications.
- Check out additional resources for CKD information.
- Get support from your family, friends, doctor and your counselor (if you have one).
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