You may choose not to treat kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant. If you choose this path, you will still get care from your health care team. Your care may include:
- medicine to protect remaining kidney function for as long as possible
- medicine to treat symptoms of kidney failure (such as nausea, anemia, and poor appetite)
- advice on diet and lifestyle choices
- care to ease symptoms, provide relief from physical and emotional pain, and enhance quality of life
It is your choice whether or not to start dialysis or seek a kidney transplant. Your health care provider can help you fully understand your options based on your health status.