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Living With Kidney Failure & It's Realities

Your kidneys remove fluid and waste products from your blood and when you have kidney disease, your kidneys no longer adequately remove waste. Kidney disease is classified in several stages, depending on the level of remaining function. Once your kidneys have less than 10 per cent of function remaining, this is called end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure. If you have kidney failure, you need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive. However, some people choose neither of these treatment options, but opt for supportive or palliative care instead. Choosing a treatment for kidney failure Options for living with kidney failure are: unit-based hemodialysis – in a hospital or other dialysis

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