Although there is no cure for kidney disease, learn what you can do if you have Stage 5, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). You have a number of treatment options to consider as you determine with your health care team which one works best for your life style.
There are proactive actions you can take to decrease your chances of developing kidney disease in the future or delay the progression of the disease. This will involve working with your medical provider, actively monitoring your health, and may include changes to your diet, activity level, medication, and more.
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Learn More About Treatment
Chronic kidney disease may progress to End-Stage Renal Disease, which has a number of treatment options.
There are proactive actions you can take to decrease your chances of developing kidney disease in the future.
It is important to take all of your medicines as prescribed for your kidney disease, even if you don’t notice an immediate difference.
Kidney disease is one of several conditions that can put a person at higher risk for infection.
Costs for Treatment
Most people with ESRD qualify for Medicare and dialysis social workers can help you know your options.