A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 CKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future.
What are the symptoms of stage 4 kidney disease?
lower back pain.
increase in urination and urine that appears red or dark.
What is the treatment for stage 4 kidney disease?
Monitoring and managing. In stage 4 kidney disease, you’ll see your kidney specialist (nephrologist) often, usually once every 3 months to monitor your condition. To check kidney function, your blood will be tested for levels of:
Other regular tests will include:
protein in the urine
Your doctor will review your:
Slowing the progression
There’s no cure, but there are steps that can slow progression. This means monitoring and managing conditions such as: