This is the most common form of kidney illness, usually related to hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, high cholesterol, chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, smoking or from inherited kidney disease such as polycystic kidney disease. Currently there is no cure to chronic kidney disease. Some antihypertensive and anti-diabetic medications have been shown in favor for treating chronic kidney disease. Life-style modification such as healthy diet with regular aerobic exercise, monitoring and review of blood and urine tests, regular review of health status and treatments are all beneficial. Kidney diseases which progress to less than 15% of total kidney function often require kidney transplant or dialysis to sustain life.
Chronic kidney diseases are staged from 1 to 5, 5 being the worst level of kidney function requiring initiation of dialysis or kidney transplant. We offer individualized care based on the nature of your chronic kidney disease.