- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- How Kidneys Work
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What to Expect
- Managing Kidney Disease
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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3—Early Stage CKD
Stage 3a: Kidney damage with mild to moderate loss of kidney function, eGFR of 59–45
Stage 3b: Kidney damage with moderate to severe loss of kidney function, eGFR of 44–30
Possible stage 3 kidney disease signs and symptoms:
Low blood count, malnutrition, bone pain, unusual pain, numbness or tingling, decreased mental sharpness or feeling unwell.
- Evaluate your health and modify treatment as needed for any underlying conditions.
- Begin regular meetings with your kidney doctor.
Stage 3 kidney disease life expectancy:
While there’s no cure for kidney disease, there are things you can do to help preserve kidney function and slow the progression of CKD. There are also treatments at stage 5, which is kidney failure, that can help people live well for decades.
What you can do:
- See your primary care physician (PCP) to discuss any changes in your lab values and any symptoms you may be experiencing.
- Get a referral to a kidney doctor.
- Meet with a renal dietitian to address any nutrition concerns and to learn about a kidney-friendly diet.
- Take a KidneyCare:365 class to learn more about CKD and how to slow its progression.