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What are some treatments for chronic kidney failure?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: DIALYSIS

Chronic kidney failure means that the kidney function is in the range of less than 10-15% depending on the patients general condition and presence of absence of diabetes.
There is no actual treatment that makes the kidneys better. So dialysis needs to be initiated to assist in removing the waste that the failing kidneys could not remove.

In brief: DIALYSIS

Chronic kidney failure means that the kidney function is in the range of less than 10-15% depending on the patients general condition and presence of absence of diabetes.
There is no actual treatment that makes the kidneys better. So dialysis needs to be initiated to assist in removing the waste that the failing kidneys could not remove.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Also can get evaluated for a kidney transplant
Dr. Yash Khanna
Under dialysis and register for kidney transplant programme,renal transplant are the ultimate and successful treatment for chronic kidney failure if you can get a donor matching kidney
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eval,Prevent,Replace

First there is an evaluation for reverible cause of renal failure.
If no reversible cause found or treatment fails to recover function... Then goal becomes preventing the lose of the remaining residual kidney function... If that ultimately fails and a person develops symptoms, then kidney replacement therapy is offered: hemodialysis, peritioneal dialysis, and kidney transplant.

In brief: Eval,Prevent,Replace

First there is an evaluation for reverible cause of renal failure.
If no reversible cause found or treatment fails to recover function... Then goal becomes preventing the lose of the remaining residual kidney function... If that ultimately fails and a person develops symptoms, then kidney replacement therapy is offered: hemodialysis, peritioneal dialysis, and kidney transplant.
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Dr. Jason Cogdill
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