Kidney Failure Treatment Strategies

There are two primary treatment options for end stage renal disease (ESRD): dialysis and kidney transplant. Which option you choose is based on several factors. The pros and cons for each kind of treatment may be different for each person. Renal patients should learn all they can about their options by consulting with medical staff and their families and talking to other people with ESRD. Treatment should be tailored to meet the individual's needs so that he or she can maintain the highest quality of life possible.