Kidney disease can be very tricky and difficult to deal with. It’s estimated that over 25 million Americans currently have kidney disease however they are not aware of it until it gets into the late stages of the disease where it starts causing very serious health issues in the body.
There are two types of kidney disease, and one is much more treatable, even have a medical solution, and the other unfortunately can’t be reversed.
The two types of kidney disease are:
- Acute Kidney Injury is also known as AKI. This typically happens when someone is severely dehydrated for a long period of time, or they have lost lots of blood from other injuries, major surgeries or even by using certain medications. Once diagnosed with AKI your doctor will be able to treat the root cause of the disease and ensure you are on the road to recovery in no time. In some cases, you will be put on dialysis which will replace your kidney function while the kidneys recover from the injury.
- Chronic Kidney Disease also known as CKD is commonly caused by diabetes or having high blood pressure. CKD is commonly the result when diabetes goes untreated for a long period of time, and that’s why people with diabetes are constantly being tested for kidney disease and any other symptoms of CKD. Other causes of CKD involve cardiovascular disease, smoking, a blocked urinary tract, obesity or sometimes it is just an unfortunate part of old age.
Can kidney disease be reversed? Unfortunately, it can’t be reversed. However, there are ways of managing and controlling the disease so that you can live a much more comfortable life.
By reducing the protein in your diet, you will decrease your risk of kidney stones which is essential to helping your kidneys heal and slow down the disease.
Another way of treating the disease is by using NSAID’s which are anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. Just be sure not to overuse them as that can make the kidney problems even worse.