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.
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3—Early Stage CKD
- Evaluate your condition with your doctor and treat complications.
- Slow the progression of CKD.
- Maintain your best health and manage any underlying conditions, including diabetes or high blood pressure.
- Modify your treatment for other conditions, per your doctor's instruction.
- See your doctor and discuss changes in your test results and any new or changing symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Talk to your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking, so you can avoid taking anything that may harm your kidneys.
- Ask your doctor or nurse about lifestyle changes, including diet modifications, that may help.
- Ask your doctor what steps to take if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood sugar, high cholesterol or anemia (low blood iron).
- Take a class about kidney disease and learn what to expect and how to take the best care of your kidneys.