Managing Kidney Disease

Hi! I’m Mary, a Dialysis Nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care
  • Here are some essential facts to understand about chronic kidney disease (CKD):
  • CKD has 5 stages.
  • There are treatments that can help slow disease progression.
  • Eventually, CKD progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure—but it could take years.
  • You have several treatment options for ESRD. Talk to your doctor about what fits best with your life.

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Living Your Fullest with CKD

Being diagnosed with CKD adds another priority to factor into your life decisions. But there’s room for everything—and taking care of your health should be at the top of your list. As you consider treatment for ESRD, think about which option will fit your lifestyle best.
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The importance of eating well 

Nutrition needs are different for people living with CKD. When kidney function is compromised and waste isn’t being removed from the blood as it should be, what you put in your body is especially important. Because everyone’s body chemistry and nutritional needs are unique, you’ll need to partner closely with your renal dietitian to determine your ideal eating plan.
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU 

Whether you’re getting ready for dialysis or want to switch to a different type of dialysis, our Treatment Decision Guide can help you decide what treatment options might be best for you.
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