Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What treatment is best for me?
  • What is causing my kidney disease?
  • Should I follow a special diet?
  • What exercise is best for me?
  • Do I need to lose weight?
  • Will I need dialysis?
  • Can chronic kidney disease be cured?
  • Will I continue to get worse?
  • Are there any medicines I should take?
  • Will I need a kidney transplant?


Chronic Kidney Disease by Margaret Baumgarten, MD and Todd Gehr, MD (American Family Physician November 15, 2011,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 05/05