The management of women with kidney disease

J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Jun;114(3S2):S43-S49. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2022.05.007. Epub 2022 May 23.


Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) is more prevalent among women than men in the United States. This review highlights the important yet unique considerations that should be made in the care of women with kidney disease including psychosocial issues, preventive care and family planning. We emphasize the critical work that needs to be performed to prevent kidney disease progression in this population and manage comorbid conditions. Significance statement: The health of women with kidney disease has been understudied. This review offers insights on key areas in the management of women with kidney disease.

Keywords: Gender; Kidney disease; Sex; Women.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic* / epidemiology
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic* / therapy
  • United States / epidemiology