Each of the five stages of chronic kidney disease is related to the level of kidney function and kidney damage.
There are five stages to kidney disease. You can find out what stage you’re in by testing:
Depending on your stage of kidney disease, your test result will vary. There will also be different ways to manage your health. While everyone’s experience of kidney disease is unique, we’ve prepared some guidelines on what you can expect below.
No matter what stage you’re at, being aware of how you feel, along with effective management, can slow the progress of kidney disease and reduce the chance of other complications.
If you’d like to know more, Kidney Health Australia is here for support. You can call our Kidney Helpline and speak to a health professional on 1800 454 363 between 9am-5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. It’s a free call.
You can also chat to your doctor or download our e-book "My Kidneys My Health".