Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is when you have a loss of kidney function or kidney damage, for three months or more. The amount of damage to your kidneys is categorized by five stages.
When you visit your doctor for a check up and have urine and blood tests done, the test results will let your doctor know how your kidneys are doing. Your doctor will determine your kidney health and if they need to start a treatment plan for you or refer you to the Manitoba Renal Program for specialized care. They can also work with you to manage your concerns and risk factors when it comes to kidney health in general.