Not All Cases Of Chronic Kidney Disease Are Unstoppable, Some Can Get Better

Not all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are destined for kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings provide hope that the kidney health of some CKD patients can improve. 

Approximately 60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease, which is often assumed to be an unstoppable and progressive condition that leads to kidney failure and the need for long-term dialysis or a kidney transplant. At present, there is no convincing evidence that kidney function can actually improve in patients with CKD. 

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