Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
The goals of treatment in chronic kidney disease are to:
- Prevent or delay progression of kidney damage
- Prevent and treat complications
Treatment of chronic kidney disease depends on its stage. Severe chronic kidney disease (kidney failure or end-stage renal failure) must be treated with ]]>dialysis]]> (pronounced die-AL-uh-sis) or ]]>kidney transplantation]]> . Treatment of less advanced stages may include the following:
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Last reviewed November 2008 by ]]>Adrienne Carmack, MD]]>
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