- 1. Be informed.
Learn more about your condition so that you know what to expect. The National Kidney Foundation is a great resource for informational reading. For additional questions, talk to your doctor or contact us.
- 2. Establish a support team.
Talk to friends and loved ones before your first dialysis treatment to let them know what's going on. Establishing your support system early on can often help you feel more prepared for dialysis.
- 3. Make a decision.
Talk to your nephrologist about the available treatment options. Come prepared with a list of questions so that you can understand your choices fully.
- 4. Maintain your normalcy.
Keeping your job while on dialysis is great for your well-being, both mentally and financially. Talk to your employer to discuss how to modify your work schedule while receiving treatment.
- 5. Take control of your kidney health.
Maintain a healthy diet and a reasonable level of exercise while receiving treatment. Discuss a plan with your doctor and consider getting help from a registered dietician.
Preparing for dialysis treatment can sometimes be overwhelming. We are here to help.
For any other questions, please contact us for assistance.