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Taking ace inhibitors for renal disease. How to develop the ESRD level?

MY CREATININE IS 2.3 AND BLOOD UREA IS 60 MG/DL.GFR 30 HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DEVELOP age is 50 years i am taking ace inhibitors to retard the disease.but are they able to stop progression
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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End stage renal disease (ESRD) is the last stage (stage five) of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This means kidneys are only functioning at 10 to 15 percent of their normal capacity.  When chronic kidney disease develops into ESRD, dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary to stay alive.
Since you are already having GFR of 30 ,it indicates a stage 4 CKD.

What can be done to either delay the progression of disease or, in many instances, prevent it? 
1... Control your BP meticulously with either ACE inhibitors or ARB's
2...Control excess body mass
3..If it is deemed safe by your physician, low impact exercise for 20 to 30 minutes a day may be beneficial. It is certain to improve the quality of life and well-being
4...Controlling Lipids
5...Refraining from Cigarette Smoking
6... Avoiding Drugs Known to Damage the Kidneys like pain killers and antibiotics like gentamicin 

At the end I would like to mention that you can simply try to postpone the event of ESRD but you can not totally stop this event.

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