Kidney
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Treating Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure 


kidney treatmentTreating kidney disease can be a long and rigorous process. Kidney treatment options, of course, vary according to what type of kidney problem you have. There are dozens of different types of kidney problems and disorders, and although there are common themes in treatiung kidney disease and other kidney disorders, your kidney treatment will depend on the condition you need to treat.

Among the common themes: smoking and alcohol. Your doctor will recommend, of course, that you don't smoke at all. Drink alcohol sensibly. There's evidence that red wine may be somewhat heart healthy, but alcoholic beverages in general are bad for your kidneys (your liver too). 

Kidney disease often leads to kidney failure, so we'll consider these two under one heading. Chronic kidney disease occurs when there's ongoing damage to the kidneys. If this damage is not arrested, it leads to kidney failure.

Kidney disease is often caused by other health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure (see below).

When kidney damage has not reached the critical stage, it can be limited with lifestyle changes: namely exercising, losing weight, and eating a diet that promotes kidney health.

Some medications can damage your kidneys, especially ibuprofen, naproxen sodium (found in Aleve), and celecoxib (found in Celebrex). Your doctor can give you guidance on such medications.

It's also important to keep plenty of water running through your kidneys. Dehydration damages kidney tissue.

When a kidney fails, treatment options are generally limited to hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. For more detailed information on these options, click on kidney failure treatment.

Learn more about the dangers of kidney disease by clicking on the book cover below or

The Kidney Disease Solution

the kidney disease solution