How to Think About the Stages of Kidney Disease

Being diagnosed with kidney disease is a shock to the very core of your being and it can be hard to comprehend all that is being said during your doctor’s visit or know what to ask. When someone is diagnosed they are categorized into a stage from 1 through 5. People are often confused and don’t understand what the different stages mean. Lori and Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UC Irvine School of Medicine, discuss each stage and what you can to help delay the progression of the illness. Listen in to gain knowledge you can use.


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Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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