What is Stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease Life Expectancy?
The question that we got today at Healthy Kidney Inc, is how long can you live in stage two kidney disease, or what is Stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease Life Expectancy? Stage two is a very early stage, and for most people, you can live an entire healthy life. I don’t care what you read online, that’s a generalization that doesn’t take into account two very important things that I want to talk about.
The first one is good conventional medical care. You want to see at least three Nephrologists. It is really important to get three different opinions from people that aren’t in the same practice. Second, you need to take care of your kidney health. If you do nothing, you’re going to lose kidney function quicker. However, if you are aggressive in your care, meaning just taking care of yourself, low salt diet, watching your protein, not being sedentary, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, lots of things you can do, you can live a long life.
Contrary to popular belief, kidney patients can live long and fulfilling lives with Stage 2 chronic kidney disease. When in individual is in Stage 2 chronic kidney disease, the damage to your kidneys is still mild, and you have an eGFR between 60 and 89. These means that your kidneys are still working well enough, but at this stage, there will be some indicators of kidney damage. A common sign of kidney damage is protein in your urine. This is also known as proteinuria, and is something that should be addressed.
There are still many actions one can take to live long lives with stage 2 kidney disease and they should not give up, or think it is too late to start taking better care of their kidney health! While the damage to your kidneys may not be entirely reversible, there is still so much you can do to slow down the damage to your kidneys. The first and most important step is seeing and getting the opinions of at least three nephrologists. This is so important, because often times certain factors are overlooked by nephrologists when trying to treat chronic kidney disease.