Presentation of chronic kidney disease through stages
Stage 5 – The kidneys are only functioning below 15% capacity or have had kidney failure.
At that time, the accumulation of waste and toxins will be life-threatening. This is also considered end-stage kidney disease.
The person will feel symptoms similar to stage 4 but at a more severe level and at high risk of heart disease and stroke.
Dialysis is not a treatment for kidney disease but a process that aids in the removal of waste and fluid from the blood.
There are two forms of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.