Chronic Kidney Disease (cont.)
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Chronic Kidney Disease Self-Care at Home
Chronic kidney disease is a disease that must be managed in close consultation with a health care practitioner. Self-treatment is not appropriate.
The following are general dietary guidelines:
Other important measures that a patient can take include:
In chronic kidney disease, several medications can be toxic to the kidneys and may need to be avoided or given in adjusted doses. Among over-the-counter medications, the following need to be avoided or used with caution:
If a patient has a condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol underlying chronic kidney disease, they should take all medications as directed and see their health care practitioner as recommended for follow-up and monitoring.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/28/2015
Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
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