Diet to Help Repair Kidneys

If you, a friend or family member has chronic kidney disease, you may be wondering if there is any diet that can help repair kidney damage or reverse the disease. While some forms of kidney disease referred to as "acute kidney injury" or "acute kidney disease" can get better, most kidney disease, known as "chronic kidney disease" cannot be cured or reversed. There are dietary therapies, however, that will slow down the progression of kidney disease, giving a chronic kidney disease patient more time before needing life-sustaining dialysis therapy which is often very expensive and time-consuming.

It is important to see a nephrologist, often referred to as a "kidney doctor", if you have any type of kidney disease. He will guide you in the right diet and drug therapies to prevent the worsening of kidney disease. Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

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