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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Chronic kidney disease occurs predominantly from diabetes or hypertension over a period of months to years. Unfortunately, this damage is irreversible.
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions.
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases that are may progress despite treatment, such as polycystic kidney disease. Other causes of CKD, such as hypertension, can be treated and managed with more success. Speak to a nephrologist for more information about a specific cause of CKD. Good luck.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

I have chronic kidney disease, what do you suggest?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Consult nephrologist: S/he will be able to provide optimal care.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

What is chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
IREVERSIBLE KIDNEY : Chronic kidney disease is progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months and years and is detected by increase in blood urea nitrogen and creatinine level and reduced glomerular filtration rate.It may be result of several systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension and glomerulonephritis.It has been been classified in five stages, the end stage requires dialysis or renal transpla.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I care for chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
W. nephrologist help: Cause of chronic kidney disease should be determined & treated or stop medications, like Aspirin etc. which might be responsible. Reduce protein intake, especially red meat, also salt. May require medications to control blood pressure &/or fluid retention. All best managed by kidney Dr/nephrologist. Good Luck.
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