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If I have chronic kidney disease, will I ultimately need dialysis or a transplant?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not necessarily. It depends on the cause of the chronic kidney disease, your other health concerns (such as elevated blood pressure), your age, and how long you have had kidney disease.
It would be wise to control diabetes, blood pressure, and monitor medication use that could further cause kidney harm to prevent progression to dialysis and/or transplant.

In brief: No
Not necessarily. It depends on the cause of the chronic kidney disease, your other health concerns (such as elevated blood pressure), your age, and how long you have had kidney disease.
It would be wise to control diabetes, blood pressure, and monitor medication use that could further cause kidney harm to prevent progression to dialysis and/or transplant.
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Depending on the stage and cause of the chronic kidney disease (ckd), you may not need a dialysis or transplant ever if the causes are controllable such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Unfortunately hereditary diseases are not such an easy answer on the topic as there are larger variations including environmental.

In brief: No
Depending on the stage and cause of the chronic kidney disease (ckd), you may not need a dialysis or transplant ever if the causes are controllable such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Unfortunately hereditary diseases are not such an easy answer on the topic as there are larger variations including environmental.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief: No
Many people may stay the same, or improve, with control of their blood pressure, wieght loss, etc.

In brief: No
Many people may stay the same, or improve, with control of their blood pressure, wieght loss, etc.
Dr. Henry Bloom
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: No
If you control the factors that caused your chronic disease, then no you will not need dialysis or a transplant.
Chronic kidney disase is caused primarily from diabetes and hypertension. If these two medical problems are controlled, then it is unlikely that you chronic kidney disease will worsen.

In brief: No
If you control the factors that caused your chronic disease, then no you will not need dialysis or a transplant.
Chronic kidney disase is caused primarily from diabetes and hypertension. If these two medical problems are controlled, then it is unlikely that you chronic kidney disease will worsen.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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