The treatment for end stage renal disease depends on the underlying cause. In order to remove fluid and waste from the body, a person with end stage renal disease requires regular kidney dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant.
General treatment for end stage renal disease may include:
- Dialysis for kidney disease
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Fluid restriction for kidney disease
- Kidney disease diet
- Kidney transplant
- Medication for kidney disease
- Vitamin supplements for kidney disease
For more information:
- Acute glomerulonephritis treatment
- Acute interstitial nephritis treatment
- Kidney injury treatment
- Kidney stone treatment
- Nephrotic syndrome treatment
- Polycystic kidney disease treatment
- Pyelonephritis treatment
- Reflux nephropathy treatment
- Renal artery occlusion treatment
- Renal cell carcinoma treatment
- Renal tubular acidosis treatment
- Urinary tract infections treatment
ESRD Kidney Dialysis
Severe kidney disease can result in kidney failure or end stage renal disease. The kidneys are unable to remove fluid and waste from the body. The treatment of kidney failure requires kidney dialysis.
The two types of dialysis include:
ESRD Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of end stage renal disease.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- Is peritoneal dialysis an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- How do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce further injury to my kidneys?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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