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What can CKD stage 3 tell?

A person with CKD stage 3 has kidney damage with a moderate decrease in the glomeruli filtration rate (GFR) of 30-59 ml/min. In stage 3 a person is more likely to develop complications of kidney disease such as anemia, high blood pressure and/or early bone disease. But CKD stage 3 still has a certain possibility to be reversed.

What are the possible causes of CKD stage 3?

The most common causes of kidney damage are diabetes and high blood pressure. Other conditions that affect the kidneys are glomerulonephritis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, lupus and other diseases that affect the immune system, repeated urinary infections, kidney stones, etc.

What are the symptoms of CKD stage 3?

In addition to possible symptoms like protein in the urine, blood in the urine, high blood pressure, other symptoms may start to become present in CKD stage 3, such as:

-Fatigue: Feeling tired is common for people with CKD and is often caused by anemia.

-Urination changes: Urine may be foamy if there is protein in it, or dark orange, brown, tea colored or red if it contains blood. A person may urinate more or less, or get up at night to go to the bathroom.

-Kidney pain: Most people with CKD do not have kidney pain, but with some kinds of kidney problems, such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or infections, they may have pain in their back where the kidneys are.

-Too much fluid: The kidneysmay lose their ability to control how much fluid stays in the body. A person may notice swelling (edema) in their lower legs, hands or face around the eyes. With too much fluid someone could even feel short of breath.

-Sleep problems: Some people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Itching, muscle cramps or restless legs can keep them awake.

What are the treatment options for CKD stage 3?

If you happen to be a person with CKD stage 3, you may need one or more of the following treatment.

Diet management

A dietitian who is familiar with kidney disease patients can recommend a meal plan individualized for your needs. What you eat when you have kidney disease can have an impact on how well you can maintain kidney function. Generally speaking, a low-protein diet is usually recommended. Click here: How Much Protein Can You Take a Day to know more.


Acupuncture is one type of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It helps relieve kidney disease symptoms and complications with out side effects , such as headaches, anemia, high blood pressure, poor appetite, nausea and poor appetite.


It is to boost the body's immune system to fight off the complicated immunity-related diseases. This therapy is a systemic treatment system for kidney disease, which aims at reversing the underlying cause of CKD--immune disorder. If your primary disease is a kind of autoimmune disease, like lupus, purpura, etc, perhaps Immunotherapy can be the best choice. It includes six steps and they are immune diagnosis, immune clearance, immune blocking, immune tolerance, immune adjustment and immune protecting.

Chinese herbal medicine

Some Chinese herbal medicines can be used to help relieve some symptoms of CKD stage 3, for example, pseudo-ginseng is used to treat blood in the urine; Astragalus mongholicus can be used to eliminate protein in the urine. some Chinese herbal medicines can be directly used to lower high creatinine levels by promoting intestinal detoxification, such as Chinese rhubarb, ligusticum wallichii, turnjujube, flower of kudzuvine, barbados and some Chinese patent drugs like Niao duqing, Shen shuaining, etc.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Kidney disease patients just need to lie on the bed to take this treatment, and foreign patients describe it as Chinese massage, very comfortable. With the help of modern osmosis devices, the herbal ingredients can take effects in the kidney lesion directly. The treatment mechanism of this therapy is to block kidney fibrosis, repair damaged renal intrinsic cells and rebuild the normal kidney structure. With the recovery of kidney function, the symptoms of CKD stage 3 will disappear naturally, but the most important point is that Kidney Failure and dialysis can be effectively avoided.

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