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Treatments for Nephropathy

Treatment List for Nephropathy

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Nephropathy includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment depends on the underlying cause of nephropathy
  • Treatment of nephropathy is dependant upon the underlying cause of the kidney damage, the severity of the kidney damage, the age of the patient, and any other health problems that the patient might have. Treatments include:
    • Treatment of underlying cause - e.g., hypertension, diabetes, autoimmune diseases. This is very important in order to limit or slow the progression of renal disease
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke progress to end stage renal failure sooner
    • Close management of high blood pressure, whether it is a cause or result of renal disease
    • Use of ACE inhibitors - in patients both with and without proteinuria, has been shown to slow the progression of renal failure
    • Dietary management
      • Protein restriction - may have a role in slowing the progress of renal failure, and is important to manage uremic symptoms in advanced failure, but needs to be managed carefully to avoid malnutrition
      • Salt and water restriction as necessary to manage fluid overload
      • Phosphate restriction
      • Potassium restriction as necessary
    • Erythropoietin agonists - for management of anaemia associated with chronic renal failure
    • Phosphate binders - for management of hyperphosphatemia in chronic renal failure
    • Calcium supplements - for hypocalcaemia associated with chronic renal failure
    • Calcitriol and other Vitamin D supplements - for hypocalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic renal failure
    • Sodium bicarbonate - for acid-base disturbance
    • Diuretics - may be used in situation of volume overload
    • Renal dialysis - used when there are manifestations of uraemia and the GFR is < 10mL/min
    • Renal transplantation

Nephropathy: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Nephropathy may include:

Hidden causes of Nephropathy may be incorrectly diagnosed:

Nephropathy: Marketplace Products, Discounts & Offers

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Nephropathy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Nephropathy:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Nephropathy include:

  • Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists - mainly used in diabetics
  • Candesartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Atacand - mainly used in diabetics
  • Atacand HCT - mainly used in diabetics
  • Eprosartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Teveten - mainly used in diabetics
  • Irbesartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Avapro - mainly used in diabetics
  • Avalide - mainly used in diabetics
  • Losartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Cozaar - mainly used in diabetics
  • Hyzaar - mainly used in diabetics
  • Telmisartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Micardis - mainly used in diabetics
  • Valsartan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Diovan - mainly used in diabetics
  • Diovan HCT - mainly used in diabetics

Latest treatments for Nephropathy:

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