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Stage 1 Kidney Disease

Please note that the following information is provided as a general guide and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is important to consult your healthcare team for personalised recommendations and to address any specific health concerns. For medical or health matters, please consult your GP, contact NHS 111, or call 999 in case of a medical emergency. We are unable to provide personalised responses regarding specific health enquiries or comment on individual medical conditions.

What is Stage 1 Kidney Disease?

Stage 1 kidney disease means that your kidneys are slightly damaged, but they are still working well. Often, there are no symptoms, and it’s usually found through routine blood and urine tests.

How is it Diagnosed?
Doctors use blood and urine tests to find kidney damage. The GFR is 90 or above, meaning the kidneys are working well.

Possible Treatments for Stage 1

  • Regular Monitoring: Keeping track of kidney function with regular tests.

  • Managing Underlying Conditions: Controlling diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking.

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Managing Stage 1 Kidney Disease with Diet

Balanced Diet

  • Why: To maintain overall health and support kidney function.

  • What to do: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Reduce Sodium

  • Why: To keep blood pressure in check.

  • What to do: Limit salt in your diet by avoiding processed foods.

Stay Hydrated

  • Why: Proper hydration supports kidney function.

  • What to do: Drink water regularly, but avoid sugary and high-calorie drinks.

Additional Tips

Work with a Dietitian

  • A dietitian can help you create a meal plan that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle.

Regular Check-ups

  • Keep up with regular doctor visits to monitor your kidney function and overall health.

Manage Other Health Conditions

  • Control diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions that can worsen kidney disease.

Living with stage 1 kidney disease involves making healthy lifestyle choices and monitoring your condition. By following a balanced diet and staying in close contact with your healthcare team, you can help maintain your kidney function and overall health.

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