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Kidney disease ascends in severity from Stage 1 to Stage 5, according to The Renal Association. Kidney function is typically normal in Stage 1, while reducing mildly in function by Stage 2.


According to The Renal Association, a patient is diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease when kidney function falls to a level below 15 percent. Stage 5 kidney disease is also referred to as end-stage kidney disease because it is the final stage of this health condition.


The five different stages of kidney function are best measured by glomerular filtration rate, states DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. To calculate a person's GFR, a formula takes into account that patient's age, race, gender and serum creatinine. Stage 3 chronic kidney d...


Cats have four stages of kidney failure, starting at stage one, or kidney insufficiency, and progressing to end-stage kidney failure in stage four, states All Feline Hospital. At stage one, kidney function is 33 percent or higher, but less than 100 percent.


Stage 3 kidney disease causes fluid retention, kidney pain, sleep problems, fatigue and swelling of the extremities, states DaVita HealthCare Partners. A person with stage 3 kidney disease may also have brown urine, foamy urine, blood in the urine or changes in urinary ...


Treatment for stage 3 chronic kidney disease, or CKD, involves eating a healthy diet and taking medicine to control glucose levels and high blood pressure, according to DaVita. Many CKD patients also have diabetes and high blood pressure, and treating these conditions h...


Dialysis or transplantation is used to treat a person with stage 4 kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis are the two kinds of dialysis therapies. Stage 4 kidney disease is an advanced stage of the condition. In...