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In the early stages of kidney disease, medications and a kidney-friendly diet are often enough to keep your body balanced.  As your kidney function worsens, it’s important to start discussing your treatment options with your health care team.  That way, you’ll have time to plan ahead so that your treatment choice is the right one for your health, lifestyle and personal circumstances. 

When your kidneys have failed, you may start to feel some symptoms such as fatigue and nausea.  At this point your kidney function will be below 10-15% of normal and you’ll need to start further treatment. Being well-informed about your treatment options will help you to make the right choice for your health, lifestyle, and personal circumstances.  Whichever treatment you choose, your health care team will be there to support you.