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Active Medical Management without Dialysis

What Is Active Medical Management without Dialysis?

If you have advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) , your kidney provider will likely discuss treatments like dialysis and kidney transplant. If you or your provider think those treatments are too burdensome or do not fit your goals, active medical management without dialysis may be a good option.

Active medical management without dialysis is a treatment plan that focuses on managing the symptoms of kidney disease and preserving function.

Who Should Consider Active Medical Management without Dialysis?

This treatment is for individuals who want to prioritize the quality of their life, maintain independence and time at home rather than intensive treatments like dialysis that may add more burden and time away from home.

Typically, individuals who choose active medical management without dialysis are older with other advanced conditions, such as cancer, advanced heart disease, or advanced lung disease.

What Are the Benefits of Active Medical Management without Dialysis?

Active medical management without dialysis can help you by:

  • Focusing on your quality of life. There is greater emphasis on your symptoms and mental health.
  • Improving how you spend your time. Our goal is to keep you out of the medical setting as much as possible. This lets you spend more time at home with friends and family.
  • Supporting you and your family. We can connect you and your loved ones with additional support services to ease the health care burden that often comes from having CKD.

Contact Us About Active Medical Management without Dialysis

Talk to your kidney provider about your treatment goals and whether active medical management without dialysis could make sense for you.

You can also learn more about it by meeting with one of our kidney palliative care providers.