Is there a cure for kidney disease?

Since there are so many kinds of kidney disease, whether or not kidney disease can be cured will depend on what kind of disease kidney disease someone has. If another medical condition or trauma has caused an acute and sudden loss of kidney function, the kidney may bounce back to normal function, but it could be permanently damaged.

If kidney disease is a chronic, slowly progressing disease, it generally does not have a cure. Treatment however, can be helpful in preserving kidney function and helping you maintain your quality of life. A well-matched donor kidney can significantly improve your prognosis and lengthen your life. You should talk to your doctor about your specific condition.

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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.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.