Chronic Kidney Disease #3: Advancements in Medication

Doctor's Insight

10m 00s
Broadcast on February 14, 2023 Available until March 31, 2025

In most cases, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is caused by lifestyle diseases. The basic approach to slow the progression of the disease is making lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and exercising. However, if this still does not slow the decline in kidney function, medication is used. Up until recently, drugs made for diabetes and hypertension were being used. In 2021, however, SGLT2 Inhibitor, a drug that works directly on CKD itself became available in Japan, the US and in Europe. Find out about the advancements in medications for treating CKD.

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