Kidney failure prognosis
The prognosis for people with end-stage kidney disease depends on several factors, including the underlying cause, any complicating factors (such as like diabetes or high blood pressure), and how well that cause is treated.
Healthy lifestyle changes and proper treatment may be able to improve prognosis. Treating any underlying issues, eating a healthy diet, and cutting back on the kidney-damaging foods can help extend your life.
Kidney failure prevention
There are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of kidney failure. Follow the directions of your physician or surgeon when taking over-the-counter drugs. Taking high doses (even of common drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin) can create high toxin levels that can damage the kidneys.
Many urinary tract or kidney conditions lead to end-stage kidney failure when they are not managed optimally. The following steps you should take to reduce your risk for kidney failure:
- Taking prescribed and OTC medicine as directed
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Following your doctor’s advice
- Treating common causes of end-stage kidney disease, such as atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and infections.
If you have any specific concerns about your kidneys and want more information, don’t hesitate to immediately consult your doctor.