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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Dialysis Necessary in CKD Stage 3

2017-06-30 08:38

Is Dialysis Necessary in CKD Stage 3

Recently, we see a patient left a message said that mu physical report shows serum creatinine level 327, and local doctor suggests dialysis, and indicates no other treatment available. Is it real?

Seeing that, I think that it is necessary to say something about chronic kidney disease. Actually, even only rely on the serum creatinine level, patient still on CKD stage 3, a temperate stage that can use treatment to reverse the kidney damage, and dialysis, is not necessary.

What is CKD stage? How many stages do CKD have?

It seems that there are many patients have no idea when they serum creatinine level has increased. And they also do not know which stage they are. So, today, we will introduce you the stage of chronic kidney diseases:

CKD Stage 1: inflammatory stage

In this stage, there is no marked change, kidney function has not get damaged, so, in this stage, it is called as kidney inflammation. This stage is easy to cure, complications maybe protein urine, occult blood, edema, hypertension.

CKD Stage 2: Compensatory period of renal function

In this stage, serum creatinine level between 133-177μmoI/L. In this stage, compensation can meet daily requirement. If takes correct treatment in this stage, it is possible to achieve clinical cure.

CKD Stage3: Renal decompensation

In this stage, your creatinine level between 178-442μmoI/L. You have lose 2/3 of your kidney function. kidney function in this stage can not meet daily needs.

Patients may feel tired, but complications will not so severe. If takes correct treatment timely, there is 50% to achieve a clinical cure.

So, patient who leaves a message, do not give up, find a correct treatment can help avoid further damage.

CKD Stage 4: Kidney Failure stage.

When your serum creatinine level 443μmoI/L, you are in kidney failure stage. And in this time, it is irreversible. Treatments are now mainly functioning in protect the left kidney function. some hospitals suggest dialysis to maintain kidney conditions and improve patients’ living condition.

CKD Stage 5: Uremia

In this stage, serum creatinine level is over 707μmoI/L. There are 10% of kidney function left, kidney size shrinks to 6cm or less, almost lose urinary function.

Complications in this stage is severe, such as headache, mood swing, nausea, heart failure, anemia. In this stage the meaning of treatment is to maintain patients’ condition and release their suffering.

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