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Treatment options that fit your lifestyle

Get to know your options when it comes to managing your kidney health. It’s important to feel confident when making decisions with your support network and care team.

Kidney disease treatment options

It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing your kidney health. The most important thing is that you have a plan that works for you and keeps your priorities in place.

Explore common types of dialysis

Simply put, dialysis is the process of removing waste and extra fluid from your body. There are two types of dialysis:

  • With hemodialysis, a machine filters waste and fluid from your blood and returns clean blood back to your body through what's called a vascular access. This option can be done at home or in-center.
  • Peritoneal dialysis uses a catheter to exchange special fluid in and out of your abdomen to clean your blood. This option can be done at home.

Look into a kidney transplant

Studies show that receiving a healthy kidney donated from another person offers more positive benefits than any other kidney disease treatment option.1

Is a kidney transplant right for you?

Learn about conservative care

Conservative care focuses on medication and diet to control your symptoms. It is not kidney replacement therapy and over time your health will likely get worse.

Is conservative care right for you?

You have the ability right now to take control and have a lot of options available. So let's plan."

Ercelene Kinnebrew
Kidney Care Educator
 

1Jain D, Haddad DB, Goel N, et al. Choice of dialysis modality prior to kidney transplantation: does it matter?. World Journal of Nephrology. 2019; 8(1): 1–10. Accessed February 18, 2022.