What is the First Stage of Kidney Failure?

When the kidneys fail in a chronic manner, they fail in five different stages. In the first stage of kidney failure, there is damage in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In the case of kidneys, they function till their last breath which means they can do their job even slowly when they meet maximum failure. This is why it is hard to know that a person is suffering from stage 1 kidney failure. They do not generate any symptoms. But you might come to know about your first stage of kidney failure if you develop a habit of getting the kidneys’ functioning tested on a regular basis. In such a situation, you can notice some symptoms of kidney failure even at stage 1. These symptoms can be:

  1. Presence of an excessive amount of protein or blood in the urine. It will turn the urine bubbly and red in color respectively.
  2. Presence of an abnormal amount of urea and creatinine in the blood.
  3. You might find the deterioration in the kidneys through CT scan, ultrasound, and other imaging tests.

Family History Of Kidney Disease

If you have a family history of kidney disease than this would also help you to know about the stage of your kidney failure. Talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible so that you can know better about your kidneys and can alter the loss at the right time. If you find that you have stage 1 of kidney failure then there are some proven ways in which you can eliminate this loss of your organ.

  1. A patient with stage 1 kidney failure should eat a healthy diet that includes different grains, vegetables, and fruit.
  2. Focus upon the diet that contains a low level of cholesterol and saturated fats.
  3. Stick to a diet that contains a healthy amount of sodium and exclude the consumption of excess sodium and sugar in the diet.
  4. Take care of your weight and do not become obese. Obesity is one major reason behind kidney failure after hypertension and diabetes.
  5. You are required to consume a healthy and adequate amount of calories and proteins.
  6. Consume the right minerals and vitamins.
  7. If your blood level rises up the normal then take care of the phosphorus and potassium.
  8. You should maintain a healthy level of blood pressure.
  9. Take care of your diabetes if you have it.
  10. Go for the kidney test daily and get the GFR measured right.
  11. Stop the habit of smoking and drinking.
  12. Exercise daily and keep the process healthy.

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