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Kidney Disease

Your Guide to Chronic Kidney Disease Staging

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5 stages
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Kidney Functionality Determines Your Diagnosis


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Stage 1: Damage With High Kidney Function


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Stage 2: Higher GFR With High Kidney Function


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Stage 3: Kidney Damage With Cardiovascular Risks


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Controlling Diabetes and HBP in Stage 3 Is Key


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Treatment for Stage 3 CKD


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Stage 4: Pre-Kidney Failure


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Treatment for Stage 4 CKD


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CKD Stage 5: Kidney Failure (or Close to It)


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Treatment for Stage 5 CKD


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How Dialysis Works


Sarah Ludwig Rausch

Sarah Ludwig Rausch

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Sarah Ludwig Rausch is a health writer and editor whose specialties include mental health, diseases, research, medications, and chronic conditions. She’s written for The Christian Science Monitor, American Cancer Society, Cleveland Clinic, PsychologyToday.com, MedShadow Foundation, the ACT Test, and more.