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 becaus... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The life expectancy with third-stage kidney failure cannot be determined because it is considered the middle stage with a good chance for the patent's condition to improve, according to Kidney Failure Web. There are othe... More »

The median life expectancy for end stage renal failure is 6.3 to 23.4 months. The 5-year survival rate is 38 percent, which is less than many cancers and AIDS. 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 »

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... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Individuals with stage 3 kidney disease are considered to have moderate kidney damage. During this stage, individuals are at an increased risk of suffering from complications such as anemia, early bone disease and high b... More »

Chronic kidney disease occurs when certain conditions cause the kidneys to slowly lose function. As the disease progresses, the kidneys become unable to filter waste products from the body. When waste levels become too h... More »