Your eGFR is 15-29ml/min. This stage means your kidneys have severe damage and waste products are building up in your blood.
How you might feel: Stage 4 is likely to result in health problems, including high blood pressure, anaemia, heart disease and bone problems. You may have symptoms including:
- feeling weak and tired
- not feeling hungry
- swelling in your arms and/or legs
- shortness of breath
- feeling and/or being sick
- muscle cramps.
How doctors will treat you: You’ll be seen by a specialist kidney doctor called a nephrologist. They’ll treat you with medicines to address diabetes and high blood pressure, and other medicines to help with symptoms. Some people may need dialysis or a kidney transplant at this point.