- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What Is a Nephrologist?
- What to Expect with CKD
- Kidney Disease Management
- Managing Medications
- Understanding Acute Kidney Injury
- How Kidneys Work
- Take a FREE CLASS on Kidney Disease
- What causes stage 2 kidney disease?
Underlying conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes are the most common causes of CKD. Certain hereditary, health, and lifestyle factors can also increase your risk of CKD.
- What is my GFR?
Your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) measures how well your kidneys function and determines your stage of kidney disease. Your doctor uses the results of your creatinine blood test, your age, gender, muscle mass, and ethnicity to calculate your eGFR.
- What steps can I take to improve my overall health?
Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking, getting plenty of exercise, eating well, and maintaining a healthy weight, can go a long way toward slowing the progression of CKD.
Stage 2 kidney disease life expectancy
People with stage 2 kidney disease are still considered to have only mild loss of kidney function. While there is no cure for kidney disease and kidney damage can’t be reversed, taking steps now to closely monitor your health and live a healthier lifestyle can slow the progression of CKD. Each person experiences kidney disease differently, and many people diagnosed in the early stages never have kidney failure. People who later experience kidney failure may live well for decades with a kidney transplant or dialysis.