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What are the treatment options for chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Treatment options for chronic kidney disease (CKD) include treating complications caused by CKD. For example, there are medicines to control high blood pressure, which help protect the heart and slow damage to the kidneys. Also, replacement hormones, such as erythropoietin and growth hormone, can be given. Special vitamin D can be taken for bone health. There is also the option of a kidney transplant.

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