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    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a condition that causes reduced kidney function over a period of time. Chronic kidney disease may develop over many years and lead to end-stage kidney (or renal) disease (ESRD).

    The five stages of CKD are:

    • Stage 1: Kidney damage with normal kidney function (estimated GFR ≥90 mL/min per 1.73 m2) and persistent (≥3 months) proteinuria.
    • Stage 2: Kidney damage with mild loss of kidney function (estimated GFR 60-89 mL/min per 1.73 m2) and persistent (≥3 months) proteinuria.
    • Stage 3: Mild-to-severe loss of kidney function (estimated GFR 30-59 mL/min per 1.73 m2).
    • Stage 4: Severe loss of kidney function (estimated GFR 15-29 mL/min per 1.73 m2).
    • Stage 5: Kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant for survival. Also known as ESRD (estimated GFR <15 mL/min per 1.73 m2).

    My GFR was 35 when first tested.  After some dietary and lifestyle changes, I was able to bring it up to 59 within about 6 months.  What type of experience have you had with your GFR?

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