• How kidney disease is treated depends on the stage of the disease.

  • Your doctor or dietitian may recommended that you make dietary modifications when your kidneys are not working well enough. Learn about nutrition management for kidney disease.

  • Although it was once believed that most chronic kidney disease inevitably progressed to end stage renal disease, we now know that it is possible to slow or even halt the progression of kidney disease.

  • Hemodialysis uses a machine to cleanse your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to do the job.

  • Like hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis allows substances normally removed by the kidneys to be removed from the body, but it is done inside your body.

  • If your kidneys are not working well enough to keep you alive, you may be considered for a kidney transplant. However, not everyone is suitable for a transplant. There are two types of kidney transplants: from a living donor or from a non-living donor.

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