Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Singapore
Treatment options for chronic kidney disease patients
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatments includes haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal diet or medicine, and kidney transplantation. There is no actual cure for chronic kidney disease. Upon total renal failure, the only true solution is a successful kidney transplant. The purpose of chronic kidney disease treatments are to ease the harmful symptoms, reduce further complications and slow down the deterioration of the kidney disease.
Once the kidneys are no longer able to remove excess fluid and toxins from our body properly, the kidney patient will have to first go for dialysis treatment, such as haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Treatment Options for Kidney Failure | Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa
For haemodialysis, a kidney machine removes the extra fluids and waste products from your blood, while peritoneal dialysis uses the abdomen lining (the peritoneum) for the blood filtering process.
If you are suitable for a kidney transplant, and there is a suitable donor, you can receive a healthy kidney from the (living or deceased) donor. In most cases, the damaged kidney is usually left in place and the transplanted kidney is placed in the lower belly on the front side of the body.
In some rare cases, your diseased kidney may need to be removed.
After the kidney transplant procedure, you need to take immunosuppressants, or anti-rejection medicines (which will weaken your immune system) to ensure that your body does not reject your new kidney.
Battling the chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a daunting and exhausting journey. And the treatments for CKD varies for everyone based on their medical history, current medical conditions, lifestyle and diet. That is why a personalised approach is crucial. If you need any advice on chronic kidney disease (CKD) from a kidney specialist in Singapore, feel free to reach out to Dr Francisco here.
Treatment Options for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients | Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa
More info on Chronic Kidney Disease:
What is chronic kidney disease
Signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease
Stages of chronic kidney disease
Renal diet for chronic kidney disease patients
Kidney dialysis for chronic kidney disease patients