Chronic Kidney Disease Management

Chronic Kidney Disease Management

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 26 million Americans. Millions more are at risk due to diabetes and high blood pressure. CKD often has no early symptoms, so it’s important to be screened by your primary care physician and begin treatment early.

Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to Renal Specialists of Houston. We will help you manage your CKD to maintain good health and slow the progression of kidney disease. Our goal is to decrease the risk of complications and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Our multidisciplinary team works toward these CKD treatment goals:

  • Slow the progression of kidney disease
  • Preserve the remaining kidney function
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Recommend nutrition guidelines and appropriate physical activity
  • Manage anemia
  • Prevent bone disease related to CKD
  • Treat acidosis
  • Encourage regular follow-ups with your primary care physician and nephrologist
  • Review medications
  • Consider renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation) when it becomes necessary