A person with stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) has kidney damage with a moderate decrease in theglomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 30-59 ml/min. As kidney function declines waste products can build up in the blood causing a condition known as “uremia.” In stage 3 a person is more likely to develop complications of kidney disease such as high blood pressure, anemia (a shortage of red blood cells) and/or early bone disease.
It depends on many factors, like what other comorbid conditions the person has, how old they are, what the etiology of disease is (HTN or DM or both), if they are compliant with they’re meds. Although there is no cure for CKD someone can have a kidney transplant or go on to dialysis once end stage renal diseas has developed. One can live a very long time with proper care, diet control, and medication compliance.
Life expectancy varies dependent upon the stage and is most accurately determined after discussion with several physicians. Dialysis does not treat renal failure but can prolonging life expectancy. According to data published by Dr. Andy Weinstein in 2002, 42 percent of patients on dialysis have heart disease, and death will occur as the result of the compounded illness or infections caused by the dialysis. Those without prior complications have a 70 percent chance of survival after five years on dialysis. Those with pre-existing illness range between a 46 percent and 29 percent chance of survival after five years on dialysis.