I am 21 years old and was recently diagnosed with acute renal disease- Stage 5. Unfortunately my nephrologist conducted a biopsy and concluded that the damages in my kidney are irreversible. I am still able to urinate and don’t have many symptoms, but was told that I need a kidney transplant in the near future.
I must take care of my kidney health as much as possible to either delay dialysis or not have it all in the meantime before my transplant.
I am currently taking a phosphate binder, Renvela (800 mg/3x a day) to help get rid of the toxins my kidney is unable to get rid of. However, I get many side effects with this medication (painful headaches, constipation, stomach irritability) Does anyone know if there is a healthier alternative instead of using a phosphate binder? Anyone using Bentonite clay or activated charcoal?
Has anyone tried other medicinal practicies rather than just western medecine? What are your experiences?
Any tips or knowledge you may have about how to better care for my kidney disease is greatly appreciated.