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What Is End Stage Renal Disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is divided into five stages. The last stage is called end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is the time when dialysis or transplant is needed to stay alive. Learn what is happening in the body during ESRD and how to live better with this condition.

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Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has divided chronic kidney disease into five stages to create a guideline to identify and treat each level of kidney disease. The first four stages focus on ways to preserve kidney function for as long as possible, while the final stage—kidney failure—reviews treatment choices. Learn about the five different stages.

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Stage 5 of Chronic Kidney Disease

In chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys don’t usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years. CKD is measured in five stages. Here you'll learn about stage 5 of CKD, also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Stage 4 of Chronic Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has divided chronic kidney disease (CKD) into five stages to help those who have renal disease know when they are at end stage renal failure and need dialysis. This article talks about  stage 4 of CKD.

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Stage 3 of Chronic Kidney Disease

When it comes to chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys don't usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years. Learn more about stage 3 of CKD.

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Stage 2 of Chronic Kidney Disease

When it comes to chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys don't usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years. Learn more about the stage 2 of CKD.

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Stage 1 of Chronic Kidney Disease

When it comes to chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys don't usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years. This is good news because if CKD is caught early, medicines and lifestyle changes may help slow its progress and keep you feeling your best for as long as possible. Learn more about stage 1 CKD.

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