Artículo 3_ Tratamientos para la insuficiencia renal crónica

Treatments for chronic kidney disease

Greetings again! In our previous articles, we explored what chronic renal failure is, how to prevent it, and how to keep our kidneys healthy. This time, we will delve into the topic of treatments available for those who have already been diagnosed with this condition. Join us in this new chapter of our journey to a healthy kidney life!


Medical options

  • Medications: In the treatment of chronic kidney failure, doctors may prescribe medications to control blood pressure, maintain proper electrolyte balance, control anemia and reduce inflammation. These medications help protect our kidneys and control the symptoms associated with the disease.
  • Dialysis: Dialysis is a medical procedure in which a machine performs the function of the kidneys, filtering the blood and removing waste and excess fluids from the body. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis, which is done in a dialysis center, and peritoneal dialysis, which can be done at home. These treatments help maintain proper balance in the body when the kidneys are unable to do so on their own.

Surgical options:

  • Renal transplantation: renal transplantation is considered the best treatment for chronic renal failure in advanced stages. It consists of replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy one from a compatible donor. This procedure offers the possibility of a life without dialysis and with restored kidney function. However, it is important to keep in mind that kidney transplantation involves a rigorous evaluation process and the need to take lifelong immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.

We are not alone


Dear friends, although receiving a diagnosis of chronic kidney failure may seem overwhelming, we must remember that there are treatment options available to help us manage the disease and improve our quality of life. Whether through medication, dialysis or even a kidney transplant, each option gives us hope for a full and meaningful life. We are not alone on this journey, and with the support of our loved ones and healthcare professionals, we can face this challenge with courage and determination. Let’s keep moving forward, taking care of our kidneys and making the most of every day!

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