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Stage 2 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 2 Kidney Disease?

Stage 2 kidney disease means there is mild damage to the kidneys, and they are not working as well as they should. Like stage 1, symptoms are usually mild or absent.

How is it Diagnosed?

Doctors diagnose it using blood and urine tests. The GFR is between 60 and 89.

Possible Treatments for Stage 2

  • Monitoring and Managing Health Conditions: Controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.

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

  • Regular Check-ups: Frequent monitoring of kidney function.

Low Potassium

Managing Stage 2 Kidney Disease with Diet

Balanced Diet

  • Why: To support kidney health.

  • What to do: Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Reduce Sodium

  • Why: To manage blood pressure.

  • What to do: Avoid high-sodium foods like canned soups and snacks.

Monitor Protein Intake

  • Why: Too much protein can stress the kidneys.

  • What to do: Choose moderate amounts of high-quality proteins.

Stay Hydrated

  • Why: To help the kidneys function properly.

  • What to do: Drink water, but follow any specific fluid recommendations from your doctor.

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.

Stage 2 kidney disease requires monitoring and lifestyle adjustments to support kidney function and overall health. By following a healthy diet and maintaining regular check-ups, you can help manage your condition effectively.

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