Kidney Disease in Stage 3
Patients with Stage 3 kidney disease face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in addition to an increased risk of death. With moderate or mild kidney dysfunction, this risk is already elevated. Furthermore, patients with stage 3 CKD are more likely to develop left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a potentially fatal heart complication. Furthermore, anemia and hypertension can both contribute to LVH.
Average life expectancy
People with stage 3 kidney disease can live longer lives than those in later stages if diagnosed early. The average life expectancy for men and women is 24 years, but it varies from person to person. It is affected by a variety of factors, including gender and lifestyle. Furthermore, patients with stage 3 kidney disease are more likely to develop other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, which can also cause death.
Medication and dietary changes may be used to treat stage 3 kidney disease. Protein is difficult for the kidneys to filter, so lifestyle changes are also required. You can increase your life expectancy and improve your quality of life by taking steps to control your disease and avoid complications. The goal is to prevent kidney failure as soon as possible. As a result, doctors advise patients who develop stage 3 kidney disease to consult with their doctor about their treatment options, as well as their treatment plans and lifestyle changes.
Patients with stage 3 kidney disease have moderately damaged kidneys that cannot efficiently filter waste products from the blood. Their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) has dropped to 34 to 55 mL/min or less. This causes fluid retention and high blood pressure. Uremia is also caused by the kidneys’ inability to filter waste products. Some of the other side effects are anemia, bone disease, and high blood pressure.
Treatment for stage three kidney disease should begin with addressing any underlying condition causing the patient’s symptoms. If the patient’s kidneys aren’t working properly, they may require iron supplements or erythropoietin injections. Calcium and vitamin D supplements may be prescribed in addition to dietary supplements. While taking calcium and vitamin D supplements is common in people who do not have kidney disease, it can cause kidney damage, so talk to your doctor before taking any OTC medications. Life expectancy varies according to the severity and age of kidney disease.
If you have kidney disease, your doctor may advise you to make dietary changes to help control the condition. These modifications can help reduce hypertension, the need for blood pressure medications, and fluid retention. Consult a dietitian to learn more about these changes and to determine your dietary goals. Following your dietitian’s advice can help slow the progression of kidney disease and improve your overall quality of life.
You may need to limit your protein, phosphorus, and potassium intake during stage three kidney disease. Choose dairy alternatives that have lower levels of these substances than cow’s milk in addition to dairy products. Brown rice and other grains are healthy alternatives if dairy is not an option. They contain lower amounts of phosphorus than white rice and are also higher in fiber. Other options include barley, wild rice, and buckwheat.