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Chronic Kidney Failure Stage 1-2 Overview

What is chronic kidney failure stage 1-2

Chronic kidney failure is a kind of kidney failure caused by chronic kidney disease, such as IgA nephropathy. Accordingly, patients’ conditions of kidney failure fall into 5 stages. Chronic kidney failure stage 1 means patients’ kidney function is above 90 mL/min/1.73 m2. While in stage 2, kidneys are functioning at 60-89 mL/min/1.73 m2. In stage 1-2, kidneys do a good job even when they’re not functioning at 100%. Most people will not know they have chronic kidney failure because of no obvious symptoms.

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What are the symptoms of chronic kidney failure Stage 1-2?

In chronic kidney failure stage 1-2, kidney function is normal or slightly reduced, so patients feel no symptoms or vague symptoms. Detection of early-stage chronic kidney failure requires laboratory testing. Usually, the condition is found because patients take tests for other diseases, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

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What’s the treatment for chronic kidney failure stage 1-2?

Though patients in stage 1-2 are asymptomatic, treatment is vital for patients to prevent or delay the progression of chronic kidney failure. Here are some treatments that may be helpful.

1.Keep a healthy lifestyle: patients are required to quit smoking and drinking, do regular exercise and avoid overworking.

2.Control the underlying causes: If the kidney disease is due to other diseases, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, patients need to receive treatment for these diseases. Since these diseases not only can aggravate patients’ condition, but also can cause other diseases, increasing the mortality rate.

3.Keep right diet: Patients should eat high-quality protein and reduce salt intake.

4.Have regular checkups: Take regular tests for monitoring your condition. Once patients’ disease progress, they can find it and receive timely treatment.

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What’s the diet for kidney failure stage 1-2 patients?

1.High quality protein: Patients should eat more animal protein rather than vegetable protein.

2.Low-salt diet: Patients may have symptoms of high blood pressure and edema and too much salt intake make their condition get worse.

3.Eat a variety of grains, especially whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables

4.Avoid eating saturated fat and cholesterol.

5.Take in Daily Reference Intake (DRI) for vitamins and minerals.

6.Enough calories intake: Eating food high in calorie ensures energy supply. Keep a healthy weight.

With positive treatment and right diet, most kidney failure patients can prevent their conditions deteriorating. Stick to these advice, so you will see an improvement of your condition. If you need any other help, please contact us. We are always glad to help you.

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