Choosing a Treatment Option that is Right for YOU:

“Understanding kidney failure and taking an active role in your care
may lessen some of your fears  and help you deal with the changes in your life.”

Learning about your treatment and how to take an active role in your care puts you in charge. You can control things like following your treatment plan and diet and keeping a good outlook on life. Your health care team will work with you to make a care plan that’s best for you and will help you manage your treatment. You can also look to your family and friends for support. Remember that you are not alone. Nearly 500,000 people of all ages live with ESRD. There is hope and there are ways to rebuild your life.