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How serious is the diagnosed stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

I was just diagnosed with stage 3 chronic kidney disease. I am wondering how serious this is and if I will be able to stay at this stage for many years? I am a very young, healthy (or so I thought), 61 year old female. I was diagnosed with chronic pyelonephritis was I was about 28, but have not had a reoccurrence since 1983! This new diagnosis has thrown me for a loop!
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about the diagnosis of this kidney condition. How long you live after this depends on the preventive and curative measures you implore. Keeping away from drugs and foods that can harm the kidneys, controlling for conditions like diabetes, hypertension, etc would be very helpful to prevent the deterioration of this condition. For now, you can live comfortably but you would need to be very careful not to aggravate it. Work closely with your nephrologist on this.

I hope this addresses your query fully. Feel free to ask for clarifications and more information if need be. I wish you well. Thanks for utilizing our services, we very much appreciate it.
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