You will be referred to a specialist called a nephrologist, who is dedicated to managing kidney diseases. The goals of chronic kidney disease treatment are to:

  • Prevent or delay progression of kidney damage
  • Prevent and treat complications
  • Treatment of chronic kidney disease depends on its stage. Severe chronic kidney disease must be treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation .

    Treatment of less advanced stages may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications