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- What to Expect
- Managing Kidney Disease
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Treatment Options for Kidney Disease
Everyone feels a swirl of conflicting emotions when beginning dialysis. But you may be surprised to find out how many choices you have—ones that can fit into the life you want to live.
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What to think about when choosing a dialysis treatment
Most people can choose from any of the dialysis treatments offered. So what will fit your life best? Here are a few things to consider:
How often and how long are treatments?
How flexible does your treatment schedule need to be?
What diet and fluid restrictions may be needed?
What treatment choices are best if you want to travel for work or pleasure?
Where will the access site be placed to perform dialysis, and what will it look like?
What medicines are required?
Impact on Life and Others
How will the treatment process affect your job, activities, family, and care partners?