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How to Prolong Kidney Function in Chronic Kidney Failure

2013-09-03 15:44

Chronic kidney failure refers to progressive renal function loss and can be divided into 5 stages. How to prolong kidney function and delay the onset of more serious kidney damage is a large issue for the patients with chronic kidney failure. The following are some strategies to prolong kidney function.

If you are a diabetic

If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you should watch your blood sugar level closely to keep it under control. Make sure you are taking your hypoglycemic drugs or insulin as directed by your doctor.

If you have been diagnose with high blood pressure

High blood pressure is the secondary leading cause of chronic kidney failure after diabetes. High blood pressure can impair the small blood vessels in kidneys, resulting in progressive renal function decline. Control of blood pressure aggressively can prolong kidney function. You should check your blood pressure regularly and take medications for high blood pressure as prescribed.Lifestyle changes like exercise,low-protein diet etc are necessary.

If you follow the above steps,but blood pressure is still high,you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  for more suggestions.

Treating anemia

Treating anemia can prolong renal function in Chronic Kidney Failure. Anemia is a common condition in kidney disease and it is a shortage of red blood cells. Anemia can cause stress on heart and increase the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading death cause for people with kidney disease. Therefore, treating anemia effectively is very important.

Avoid nephrotoxic drugs

Some drugs can be harmful to kidneys and worsen kidney function further like ibuprofen,pain killers etc.You should never take these medications without consulting with a doctor. If you do not want what medications to avoid, you can chat with our online doctor now!

In addition,a balanced diet,proper exercise etc also can help prolong renal function in chronic kidney failure. If you want to learn more about them, you can email us now.

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