I’m CKD stage 2. DTPA renogram done shows adequate function with GFR 78. My question is that how can I arrest ckd for further progression. What medicine should be taken to improve kidney function?

There are no medications that specifically increase kidney function. Instead, the treatment of kidney disease is to avoid those things that make kidney function worse or potentially injure the kidneys. You should not smoke. You should avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn and Naproxen. You should eat a healthy low salt diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy body weight. Your blood pressure should be less than 130/80 and, if you have diabetes, your diabetes should be well controlled. You should visit your physician at least once per year to have blood and urine testing for your kidney disease. There can be a small loss of kidney function as a result of aging and this cannot be avoided. Hence, some decrease in kidney function is inevitable as a result of aging alone.

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