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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease—Outlook & Approach

Chronic kidney disease, often abbreviated in medical circles as simply—CKD, results when kidneys have been damaged and can no longer filter blood at optimal efficiency. In this situation, this lack of filtering can allow waste and other contaminating fluids to continue circulating which could lead to significant health issues and/or problems such as stroke, heart disease, or other conditions listed below:

  • Anemia
  • No Appetite or Low Appetite
  • Depression
  • Increased Infections
  • Lower Calcium Levels
  • Higher Phosphorus Levels
  • Higher Potassium Levels

Chronic kidney disease can advance to kidney failure or even cardiovascular disease. In end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys no longer function, which means dialysis or kidney transplant will be necessary for a patient to survive. It is estimated that as many as 30 million adults may have chronic kidney disease and unfortunately most do not realize that they have it, or have any kidney impairment at all which means that damage to their body could be occurring unbeknownst to them.

Possible Symptoms

  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Fatigue and Weakness
  • Changes in Urination
  • Swelling
  • Persistent Itching
  • Chest Pain
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Shortness of Breath
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Decreased Mental Acuity
  • Muscle Twitches

Some Possible Medications for CKD Symptoms and Conditions/Treatment

  • Erythropoietin
  • Electrolyte Imbalance Medications
  • Diuretics
  • ACE Inhibitors and ARBs
  • Beta-Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Direct Renin Inhibitors
  • Vasodilators

Compounding Medications for Treatment

Compounding pharmacists can craft CKD drugs into multiple forms and amounts for ease of use and to specifically meet your doctor's directed dosage. Talk to your doctor about the many benefits of compounded medications for your treatment of CKD. Compounded medications may be the right choice for all your medication needs, ask your doctor for more information.

  • "It is rare to find health professionals who are so willing to educate the patient on what they need to know."

    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA