How is CKD treated?

  1. Treat underlying cause (e.g. diabetes)
  2. Control BP
  3. Diet modification
  4. Correct chemical abnormalities
  5. Correct anemia (low count of RBC) with EPO
  6. Provide active vitamin D
  7. Avoid acute insults (pain killer medicines, alternative therapy)
  8. Unfortunately, because the cause (e.g. diabetes) of CKD cannot be eradicated it progresses to complete loss of kidney function – a stage called end stage kidney disease.