CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Kidneys do a remarkable job even when they aren't functioning at 100%. For most people kidney disease is silent, you don't know you have a problem until you do.
If you have been told you have stage 1 chronic kidney disease with a glomerular filtration rate at a normal or high level of 90ml/min. it is most likely because your kidneys were tested for another condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes; which are two main causes in developing chronic kidney disease.
Though there is no cure for kidney disease, however, it may be possible to stop its progress or at least slow down the damage. For many people, with the correct course of treatment, and lifestyle changes, along with a positive outlook can help keep a person and their kidneys healthier, longer!
Stage 1 Kidney Disease Symptoms
- Blood or protein in the urine
- Higher than normal levels of creatinine or urea in the blood
- Evidence of kidney damage in an CT scan, MRI, ultrasound or contrast X-ray
- A family history of polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
Regular testing for protein in the urine and serum creatinine can show whether the kidney damage is progressing. Living a healthy lifestyle can help slow the progression of kidney disease.
EATING A HEALTHY DIET AT STAGE 1
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Blood Pressure: Know your levels!
It is also recommended that people in stage 1 CKD:
Keep their blood pressure at a healthy level.
- 125/75 for those with diabetes
- 130/85 for non-diabetics and non-proteinuria
- 125/75 for non-diabetes with proteinuria