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What are the possible treatments for chronic kidney disease?

I have a few things going on all just finding more every time I go to Dr. I have a work injury shoulder & neck dealing since 2004. I have bone on bone in my neck and still lots of problems with this injury I have a lawyer helping me with this. This other stuff I have had 3 kidney stones only passed one. I have been have these I call them my spells where I get forgetful or lethargic. they said it s hypoglycemia. I have been swelling in my legs ,feet and just gaining weight. I have been told now I have chronic kidney disease stage 3 . I have no energy after work I come home I sit to read paper out like a light . I started at a wellness place Pratt Family Chiropractic he showed me my Ex-rays I have a severe scoliosis in my back. I have flat feet restless legs & toes . I just turned 58 worked since I was 16. in the factory since 1976 -77 went back in 1981- still working same place. Not sure you can get all this but that s why I m hurting in to many places. Work isn t helping me I need to pay my bills. Thanks for taking the time to look at this I m not sure I know what s going on in my own body anymore. I can t afford to pay at this time thank you
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about these numerous health concerns you have. These can be overwhelming for a single person to deal with. I understand your frustration and hope it gets better sooner than later. Ther are a lot of things and only your doctor can look into the specifics of each and help. Also, ask them about the social support network and services that can help you in this time of difficulty.

For the kidney disease, the treatment is to look for the cause and treat. This will not reverse the damage caused already but would at least stop it from progressing. Then, you need to stop every drug, habit(alcohol, smoking, etc) than can aggravate renal damage. You would need the expertise of a nephrologist for this.

I hope this addresses your query fully. Feel free to ask for clarifications and more information if need be. I wish you well. Thanks for utilizing our services, we very much appreciate it.
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