Chronic Kidney Disease (cont.)
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Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Prognosis
Chronic kidney disease cannot be prevented in most situations. The patient may be able to protect their kidneys from damage, or slow the progression of the disease by controlling their underlying conditions such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure.
The patient should avoid exposure to drugs especially NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), chemicals, and other toxic substances as much as possible.
Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis
There is no cure for chronic kidney disease. The natural course of the disease is to progress until dialysis or transplant is required.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/13/2012
Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
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