Kidney Disease Prevention
Kidney Disease Prevention is part of the WCRx Network of websites that help people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Chronic Illnesses and Diabetes. WCRx is a Family Owned, Neighborhood Pharmacy and Clinic located in Tallahassee, Florida that has been serving the community for many years. We also serve thousands of patients in multiple states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee. We know there’s nothing more important than you or your family’s well-being, which is why we strive to provide personalized care to help you and your family with your healthcare decisions.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to all five stages of kidney damage, from very mild damage in stage 1 to complete kidney failure in stage 5. The stages of kidney disease are based on how well the kidneys can filter waste and extra fluid out of the blood. In the early stages of kidney disease, your kidneys are still able to filter out waste from your blood. In the later stages, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste and may stop working altogether.
There are 5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
Stage 1 >90 Kidneys are healthy and working well
Stage 2 60-89 A mild decline in kidney function
Stage 3 30-59 A moderate decline in kidney function
Stage 4 15-29 A severe decline in kidney function
Stage 5 <15 Kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis