How can I slow the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
There are many ways to help delay or prevent kidney failure, especially when CKD is diagnosed in the mild to moderate stages. These include: Blood pressure control • Keep your blood pressure at 125/75 or lower if you have diabetes and/or protein in your urine. • Keep your blood pressure at 130/85 or lower if you have kidney problems but not diabetes. Two types of blood pressure medication slow the action of angiotensin, a substance that may contribute to kidney disease progression. Studies have shown that angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB’s) can help slow progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes, even if they do not have high blood pressure. The generic names of some common ACE inhibitors are captopril, enalapril, and lisinopril. Some common ARB’s are losartan, candesartan, and valsartan. Blood glucose control If you have diabetes, strict control of your blood glucose levels can help slow the progression of kidney disease