End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment in Salisbury, MD
Learn More About End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment. Find Out About Kidney Failure Symptoms and Getting Treatment Through Dialysis and Kidney Transplant. Peninsula Nephrology Associates is Located at 1821 Sweetbay Drive, Suite 1 Salisbury, MD 21804. Call Our Clinic at (410) 204-2122 for More Information.
Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) is the very last stage of chronic kidney disease. Having chronic kidney disease means that your kidneys have stopped functioning well enough for you to live without a kidney transplant or dialysis. Although there is no cure for end-stage renal disease, many people can live long and happy lives while having dialysis or after a transplant. Peninsula Nephrology Associates offers several ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) treatment options in Salisbury, MD so that our patients can live the life they deserve while managing kidney disease.
When it comes to kidney failure treatment, decisions are often stressful. At Peninsula Nephrology Associates, we want to help you find a treatment plan best for you and your family. As your healthcare provider, we will talk with you about your options so you and your loved ones can feel prepared to make this difficult decision. With each option comes it advantages and disadvantages, so it is important for you to learn as much as possible about your treatment options. Keep in mind, what works for some may not work for others. Our expert nephrologists will walk you through each step of the way so that you feel as comfortable as possible.
How do I know which treatment is best for me?
Once kidney failure begins we will want to look at our three options for treatment; hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplant. As your healthcare team, we will go over any medical reasons why a particular treatment plan may not be right for you and discuss any personal needs. You will want to talk with your family to decide what treatment option will best fits your lifestyle. Treatment options include:
Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis removes wastes and cleans the blood using a machine that filters the blood outside of the body. Once the blood is filtered it goes back into the bloodstream. Hemodialysis can be done in-house or at home. You and your doctor will decide which place is best and how much treatment you need based on your medical condition.
Peritoneal Dialysis: Peritoneal dialysis is when your blood is cleaned inside your body, not outside. Using the lining of your abdomen as a natural filter and a cleansing solution called dialysate used to clean your blood, wastes and extra fluid can pass from your blood into the cleansing solution. Peritoneal dialysis can allow for greater flexibility and can be done at home, at work, or school.
Kidney Transplant: Kidney transplant is an operation that replaces the failing kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. Donors can come from someone who has passed away, a living donor, a relative, friend, or spouse. Many test will need to be performed to determine whether or not the kidney is a good match before moving forward with the operation. However, kidney transplants are not permanent. Most kidney transplants can last many years, but it is very common for many people will need more than one transplant during their life.