The Stages of CKD: How is CKD Staged?

Knowing your chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage is important for your treatment decisions and to plan for the future.

CKD has 5 stages, ranging from nearly normal kidney function (Stage 1) to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant (Stage 5). Your doctor will determine your CKD stage based on:

  • Your kidney function by the lab test glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Symptoms and how you feel


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