5 STAGES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Chronic kidney disease is a long-term kidney disease that happened over a long period. In this condition, the kidneys don’t fail at once instead the disease progresses slowly and gradually over some years. If chronic kidney disease is identified during the early stage, it can be reversed through medication and certain lifestyle changes. To identify the stages thoroughly, National Kidney Foundation offered the doctors and healthcare professionals with guidelines that helped them to identify the stages of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is categorized into the following 5 stages based on the glomerular filtration rate. GFR is defined as a certain number that helps in identifying the stage of chronic kidney disease. A formula is used which has a person’s race, gender, and age along with the serum creatinine level that helps in finding out the GFR level.