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A 42-year-old female asked:

How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others.
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A 55-year-old female asked about a 81-year-old female:

Does stage three chronic kidney disease mean it will develop into stage four?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease secondary to dm?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Proteinuria: Check for your urine for proteinuria (p). Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart disease related to the severity of their p. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. If you have p, ask the n to start you on meds to reduce it to avoid complications in the future. Good luck.
Marseilles, IL
A 56-year-old female asked:

What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Loss of function: Kidneys of human body has millions of microscopic filters to eliminate waste , called glomurali , due to diabetes , blood pressure , and age etc we lose them , non reversible filtration rate will decrease , as more of them are gone, ultimately leads to end stage renal failure dialysis is required , , stage iii a rate will be 45-59 ml/mint in stage iii b will be 30 - 44 ml/ mnt.

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