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What Is The Treatment For Moderate Kidney Damage

2014-03-31 14:17

What Is The Treatment For Moderate Kidney DamageTreatment for moderate kidney damage is to prevent or slow down progression through to eventual kidney failure. The main aim of treatment for mild-to-moderate Chronic kidney disease(CKD)including the following aspects:

1. Treat underlying kidney condition

Various conditions can cause CKD. And for some of these, there may be specific treatment for that particular condition. For instance, diabetes patients should control glucose, and blood pressure control is needed by high blood pressure patients.

2. Prevent or slow down the progression of CKD

Once CKD has developed, it tends to become worse over months or years. This can occur if an underlying cause has been treated. You need to know how to prevent or slow down the progression of CKD. This includes

High blood pressure. The most important treatment to delay the progression of CKD is to keep your blood pressure well controlled. Most people with chronic kidney disease take ACE inhibitors to control their blood pressure. The targeted blood pressure level should usually be below 130/80mm Hg and even lower in some conditions.

Notice your medication. Certain medications can affect kidneys as a side effect which will worsen kidney disease. If you have chronic kidney disease, you should not take anti-inflammatory medicines unless you are allowed by a doctor. Also you may need to adjust the dosage if your CKD gets worse.

3. Reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease have a higher incidence rate in people with CKD. People with CKD are twenty times more likely to die from cardiovascular-related problems than from kidney failure. In this light, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease is also important. And the following should be done to prevent cardiovascular disease:

Well control blood pressure (and blood sugar level if you have diabetes)

Lower your cholesterol level with medication

Lifestyle modification: stop smoking, follow a healthy diet with a low salt intake, take regular physical activity and quit alcohol.

The above tells the treatment for moderate kidney damage. With these aspects in mind, it is able to slow down or prevent kidney disease into kidney failure. If you have any question, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com and we will reply you as soon as possible.

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