Are there medications for kidney disease?



a doctor speaks with a patient in his office are there medications for kidney disease most people with diabetes or high blood pressure which of the major causes of chronic kidney disease are on a number of medications there are medications to control blood sugar if they have diabetes there are medications frequently for blood cholesterol and they may be on other medications controlling high blood pressure is very important and most people with chronic kidney disease require several medications among the but medicines that we use to control blood pressure are two kinds of medicines that have a specific benefit to the kidney they not only lower blood pressure but they are actually known to protect the kidney from damage those medications are either ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers also known as ARBs many people with chronic kidney disease benefit from being on these medications among all the other medications that they may be on what about a water pill well many people with chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure are on what's known as a water pill the medical name is a diuretic and it's actually not a water pill it's a pill to help your kidney get rid of salt and as it gets rid of salt the water follows people can avoid having to take a water pill or diuretic or may be able to reduce their dose if they're careful about the amount of salt that they eat

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