Treatment of Kidney Disease

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Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A, is pleased to provide the following information regarding the treatment of kidney disease. To contact our firm for additional information or assistance, call 786-401-4706.

The Treatment of Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation estimates that Approximately 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and another 20 million are at risk (NKF website). There are a variety of treatment options for people suffering from kidney disease.

The appropriate treatment for kidney disease depends on several factors including the type of kidney disease and how early the disease has been detected. Steroids are an effective form of treatment for some forms of kidney disease like minimal change GN.* However, steroids are not an effective form of treatment for many types of kidney disease.*

Prescription drugs are used to treat several kinds of kidney diseases.* Lupus nephritis, for example, is treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory and immuno-suppressant drugs.*

Renal Failure and End-Stage Renal Disease

Renal failure (kidney failure) is a term used to describe any loss of kidney function.** The term used to describe total or near total kidney failure is end-stage renal disease (ESRD).** People suffering from ESRD need a more aggressive form of treatment.** To stay alive, a person with ESRD must receive a kidney transplant or go on dialysis.**

Contact Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A

The medical malpractice lawyers at our firm represent people suffering from kidney disease. If you have been injured due to the misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or negligent treatment of kidney disease, contact our Miami law office.

* This information has been gathered from the official website for the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America

** The information contained in the section titled ARF, CKD and ESRD is from the website for the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)