Are there alternative treatments for kidney disease?

Judith Mabel
Nutrition & Dietetics
The best non-dialysis related treatment is a very low protein diet. There are 2 books I would recommend. One is Joan Hogan's recent book, The Vegetarian Diet for Kidney Disease. The other is Coping with Kidney Diseaase by Mackenzie Walzer, MD. In their experiences, a vegetarian or mainly vegetairian diet can help delay dialysis for a year or more. You will also need the advice of a nutritionist or dietitian to help you put this plan into action.

There are no alternative treatments for kidney disease. Consulting a dietitian will help you eat a diet that is healthier for your kidneys, but once kidney function decreases significantly, you will need medical care such as dialysis to stay alive. Talk to your doctor about treating your kidney disease.

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Kidney Disease Treatments

Kidney Disease Treatments

Treatment for kidney disease is dependent on the state of your disease. Doctors will start by treating any disease or other medical condition that is causing your kidney failure. If chronic kidney disease progresses to kidney fail...

ure, you will have to receive dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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