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Diagnosis renal failure

Renal failure, be well informed

Hearing the phrase ‘you have renal failure’, can be a frightening moment. These feelings are usual. Lots of questions will come to mind – the most important of all: 'What will happen to me?' 

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What is renal failure and why does it happen?

Renal failure: three main types of treatment

Modern medicine can compensate the effects of renal failure, allowing people to live an active life despite the failure of a vital organ. However, until now there is no possibility to cure renal failure. Become an active and well-informed patient by learning as much as possible about all the treatment options. Consider your habits and lifestyle when choosing your optimal treatment option. Please do not hesitate to consult your doctor or healthcare team on these issues.


As a hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis patient, you will have different medications prescribed for different purposes. You should always be aware of all medication you take, meaning that you should know their names, purposes and how they are administered. Whenever you have problems with your medications or any questions, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or nursing staff in your renal care center. Impaired renal function and hemodialysis can drastically alter the effects of medication. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your current medication.

The following medications are used most frequently:

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