Kidney Disease
Stages

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is divided into 5 stages based on the level of kidney function. Stages are determined through certain tests performed by your doctor, including a test used to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which measures how well your kidneys are cleaning your blood. Kidney disease is a progressive disease, meaning that kidney function can continue to decline over time, eventually resulting in kidney failure.

While there is typically no cure for CKD, there are treatments that can help. Getting tested is important—with early diagnosis and treatment, you may be able to slow progression and keep your kidneys working.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2—Early Stage CKD

CKD Stage 2
Kidney damage with mild to moderate loss of kidney function, eGFR of 60–89

Treatment goals: 
  • Preserve adequate kidney function.
  • Manage any underlying conditions, including diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • Get treatment for existing medical conditions.
  • Reduce the risk of complications.

What you can do: 
  • See your doctor about a kidney disease screening blood test and address any other health issues. Most symptoms of CKD don't show up until later stages, if at all, so testing is important.
  • 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.
  • Talk to your doctor before using 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.

Learn more about kidney disease stages.

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