5 Stages of Kidney Disease

woman suffering back and neck painChronic kidney disease comes in five stages. Knowing your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage is important for your physician to decide how to proceed with your treatment. It ranges from nearly normal kidney function (stage 1) to kidney failure, which requires either dialysis or transplant (stage 5). Identifying your stage can help you learn how to take control and slow down the progression of the condition.