Stage 3 CKD

by Ray
(Washington State)

I have Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and don't know what to do. I've been diagnosed by a nephrologist with high levels of protein (2400 mg in 24 hours) and creatinine 1.96. Will I need dialysis?

Please contact me through this forum ASAP.


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is classified into five (5) stages. Stage 1 is the mildest degree of kidney failure and stage 5 is the most severe. Each stage is determined by the level of kidney function.

Stages 1 and 2 are usually classified as mild, stage 3 is classified as moderate and stages 4 and 5 are classified as severe. These 5 categories help to determine the most effective treatment for patients with kidney disease.

For more information see the kidney disease stages page.

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Feb 16, 2015
living with ckd 3
by: Anonymous

how do you manage this? what is best to eat? Do you check your blood sugar levels? How active can I be and should I watch my lifting? I have never known anyone with this and just wondering how my lifestyle will change.

Oct 21, 2013
Stage 3 CKD
by: Site Admin

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is progressive (or maybe degenerative is a better description). It usually begins very mild with symptoms that are hardly noticeable. Over time, however, as it begins to get worst, kidney function declines and symptoms become more apparent.

Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) is normally classified as moderate. This is like the midpoint between mild and severe. At this stage, the level of kidney function falls within the range of 30-59%. If kidney function is closer to 59% then dialysis may not be necessary. However, as kidney function continues to decline and gets closer to the 30% mark, dialysis may be required.

Your focus should be on getting regular exercise, consuming an appropriately balanced diet and taking medication for high blood pressure or any other underlying conditions.

Check with your doctor regularly to have your kidney function monitored and to determine the most appropriate treatment.

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