Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients struggle to maintain Kidney Function to avoid Dialysis treatments altogether or limit their time on the machine. While some patients have identified various hacks to help maintain function, it has been widely regarded as highly unlikely to increase Kidney Function once it began to decline or moved into Stage 5. However, a new medication has turned this wide-spread assumption on its head.
The experimental drug, Bardoxolone Methyl, has begun to be tested in patients to determine if it can, in fact, help to rebound Kidney Function in later stage Chronic Kidney Disease patients, according to CBS News (Denver). Early results appear very promising (see video below).
Lead by Dr. Geoffrey Block (Nephrologist), the medication has helped patients like Matt Hinerfeld regain Kidney Function before having to begin Dialysis. The good doctor said, after 12 weeks, Hinerfeld’s kidney function stopped declining and actually improved.
Dr. Block noted, “We’ve never studied anything like this that makes kidneys better." Since beginning taking Bardoxolone Methyl, Hinerfeld says he feels normal again. He’s happy to continue taking a pill a day for as long as necessary. “I kind of have chills right now talking about it,” said Matt. “I don’t often say this, but I feel blessed."
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Could this medication help patients who have already begun Dialysis? We will have to wait and see as further studies are in the works. If you would like more information about this breakthrough research and other therapies that may help Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to improve Kidney Function, then complete the below form:
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