- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Stages
- How Kidneys Work
- What to Expect
- Managing Kidney Disease
- Take Our Free Class – KidneyCare:365
Making a PlanMaking a Plan
Making a Plan for
When you’re learning to manage chronic kidney disease (CKD), a little planning can go a long way. Take some time to research, get organized and understand what to expect. By getting involved in the planning, you can help shape your life on treatment—and thrive.
Choosing a treatmentGive yourself as much time as possible to consider your best treatment for stage 5 kidney disease, also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. There are several treatment options to discuss with your doctor and you’ll want to choose the treatment that best fits your lifestyle. Making a decision in advance can help you plan ahead for the various aspects of treatment.
Your care team is here to support youKeep in mind that you don’t have to figure everything out by yourself. Your care team members will be here to help you work through all the details. Feel free to ask questions whenever you have them so you can make informed decisions.
Lean on your care team to help you: