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Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
Your care will be with kidney specialist. It will focus on stopping or delaying:
- More harm to the kidneys
- Complications caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD)
CKD care depends on the stage. Dialysis treats severe CKD. It may be needed until a kidney transplantation is ready.
CKD can also be treated with:
About chronic kidney disease. National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/about-chronic-kidney-disease. Updated February 15, 2017. Accessed June 19, 2018.
Chronic kidney disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/chronic-kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease. Updated March 2017. Accessed June 19, 2018.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD). Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/condition/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd. Updated August 9, 2017. Accessed June 19, 2018.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115336/Chronic-kidney-disease-CKD-in-adults . Updated May 14, 2018. Accessed June 19, 2018.
Managing chronic kidney disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/managing. Updated October 2016. Accessed June 19, 2018.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 05/2018
- Update Date: 06/19/2018