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How do medications treat kidney disease?

Medications treat kidney disease by treating the causes of it and helping to manage the consequences of the disease. For instance, if your diabetes or blood pressure led to the disease, controlling those conditions properly with the help of medications will help decrease the damage to your kidneys. Medications can also help lower cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease, decrease swelling, and treat anemia and the fatigue and weakness that result from it. Kidney disease weakens bones, so take calcium and vitamin D supplements.

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