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Can end stage renal disease be reversed, or is it too late?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
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In brief: No

When end stage renal disease (esrd) is diagnosed that means the patient no longer has kidneys that are effectively filtering toxins from the blood.
The use of dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary to maintain life. So esrd means it is to late to reverse and save any kidney function.

In brief: No

When end stage renal disease (esrd) is diagnosed that means the patient no longer has kidneys that are effectively filtering toxins from the blood.
The use of dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary to maintain life. So esrd means it is to late to reverse and save any kidney function.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Because there are so many different causes of kidney disease, and some are reversible, it's hard to answer this question with a simple yes or no.
If it's due to a known disease and the kidneys have declined over time, then the answer is usually yes due to the damage. If it is a brand new issue, and due to some inflammatory conditions, then the answer might be "no" because some meds could help.

In brief: Yes

Because there are so many different causes of kidney disease, and some are reversible, it's hard to answer this question with a simple yes or no.
If it's due to a known disease and the kidneys have declined over time, then the answer is usually yes due to the damage. If it is a brand new issue, and due to some inflammatory conditions, then the answer might be "no" because some meds could help.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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