Stage four kidney failure is an advanced stage of kidney disease where a person has advanced kidney damage and a decreased glomerular filtration rate, states DaVita Kidney Care. A person at this stage of advanced kidney ... More »

Kidney failure, or chronic kidney disease, has five stages that are based on the kidneys function as measured by the Glomerular filtration rate, or GFR, states The Renal Association. In stage one, kidneys still function ... More »

In the third stage of kidney failure, an individual has a moderate amount of damage to the kidneys due to chronic kidney disease. DaVita Health Care Partners lists these symptoms as including fatigue, fluid retention, ch... More »

Treatment for stage four kidney disease is available, but its main purpose is to reduce kidney deterioration, and it may not be successful in preventing kidney failure. Kidney failure is the total loss of kidney function... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The common stages of chronic kidney failure are stage 1, with glomerular filtration rate of 90 or higher; stage 2, with GFR between 60 and 89; stage 3, with GFR between 30 and 59; stage 4, with GFR between 15 and 29; and... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The number of years it takes for a person to develop stage 5 kidney failure varies, although the disease progresses slowly over many years, explains DaVita. If a patient is diagnosed with early-stage chronic kidney disea... More »

Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is a moderate stage of chronic kidney disease where the glomerular filtration rate indicates 40 to 59 percent of kidney function, according to the National Kidney Center. GFR is the rate at... More »