Things to consider when making your decision

  • There is currently no cure for chronic kidney disease.
  • You will need treatment for the rest of your life.
  • You can change treatment if it is medically suitable for you.
  • Sometimes the doctors and nurses may recommend a change of treatment option for medical reasons
  • You may need different treatment options during your life as a chronic kidney patient.
  • Overall, both method of dialysis (HD and PD) are equally effective.
  • A successful kidney transplant is more effective than HD or PD but some people may not be suitable for a transplant.

Your doctor and healthcare team will help you make the best decision to fit your lifestyle.