It can be very easy to get lost in all of the medical jargon and rhetoric when it comes to medical diagnosis. Often, everything your doctor says comes out sounding like another language. Understanding renal disease can help you to better understand your treatment and lifestyle recommendations. In fact, if you better understand your diagnosis you might feel better able to follow through with your physician’s orders.
There are five stages of renal disease. These stages represent the different levels of kidney function lost, and each stage comes with recommendations and restrictions to follow. What stage of renal disease you are in is determined by measuring your kidney function. [Read more…]