The most important treatment goals for lead-associated kidney disease is to eliminate the source of excess lead exposure and effectively treat the diabetes, high blood pressure and gout that may complicate the underlying kidney disease. Using agents to bind up lead from the body (chelation) is not commonly performed due to lack of studies that show this practice to be universally effective.
Consider giving the gift of your time to spark that loved one to take his or her health seriously. It can be as simple as giving a gift certificate promising at least 30 minutes of your time weekly to go for a walk or a gym class. This may be one way to save on the credit card statements but still give someone a heartfelt gift of health.