1 in 3 American adults is at risk for CKD. CKD is more common in women than in men. CKD is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2017, over 500,000 patients received dialysis treatment, and over 200,000 lived with a kidney transplant.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve repeatedly got this question to our emails asking us if there is a cure for kidney disease. We went over some facts that can be covered in this topic and shared some information in the video we posted.
A cure is basically a procedure that puts an end to a medical condition via medication, surgery, or even lifestyle changes. The underlying condition may be a disease, mental illness, or a disability. To cure something means to recover or restore from a disease or an underlying condition that poses threat to your health. There are also certain types of cancer that cannot be cured while diseases like smallpox and malaria can be easily managed.
When it comes to kidney disease sufferers, the cure depends on what specific type of injury you’ve had. It can be Acute Kidney Injury; a condition where your kidney suddenly stops working or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) where there may have been something long-standing in the kidney for a while.
We don’t have a cure for kidney disease but we have a lot of treatments and remedies.
What is Acute Kidney Injury?
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage that happens within a few hours or a few days. AKI causes a build-up of waste products in your blood and makes it hard for your kidneys to keep the right balance of fluid in your body.
With acute kidney disease, you can get a certain amount of your kidney function back if you’re able to address the cause of the acute injury.
In chronic kidney disease, you can’t simply cure it with a pill or a potion. However, you can absolutely improve or reverse it by implying a lot of lifestyle changes, taking the right medications, using effective supplements, and more. You can also lower your creatinine following certain steps.
Everybody’s case is unique and everybody is different so it all depends on their situation. Unfortunately, there is no cure for kidney disease but you can manage what you can do and improve your kidney function. The type of kidney disease you’re diagnosed with entails various roads to recovery.
There is no magic pill to cure kidney disease but a lot of great remedies and treatments you can try.
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