Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss of kidney function over time, and it is not curable. However, with early detection, management of risk factors, and appropriate treatment of the underlying cause, the progression of kidney disease can be slowed and complications can be prevented. Your treatment will depend on the stage of your CKD.

The main treatments are:

  1. Medications: Medications such as blood pressure control medications, medications to control diabetes and medications to protect the kidneys can be prescribed to slow the progression of the disease.
  2. Diet and lifestyle changes: A healthy diet low in sodium, potassium and phosphorus, and regular physical activity can help slow the progression of the disease.
  3. Dialysis: Dialysis is a procedure that is used to remove waste products and excess fluids from the blood when the kidneys are no longer able to do so.
  4. Transplant: A kidney transplant is an option for people who have end-stage kidney disease and are not responding to other treatments.

It’s worth noting that, the goals of treatment are to slow the progression of the disease, control symptoms, and prevent complications. Additionally, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to find the best treatment plan for each individual case.