Coping with Renal Failure

by Carol Gomes


It is definitely not easy to have to deal with renal failure. There     are times when I just feel like giving up but I am glad I did not. Because the point there is that there are many ways, when it comes to coping with renal failure. All you have to do is hang in there and face all the challenges involved.

If you are a patient of renal failure like me, then you are well aware of the many hardships one can experience in the workplace. There a lot of workplace challenges which are definitely a burden. Work problems are not the only bad things renal failure can bring. Sexual problems can also occur. In fact, having children can also become a problem. So it is really important to deal with this problem. Fortunately, there are indeed ways in coping with renal failure.

There are three types of renal failure treatments. One of them is hemodialysis. This treatment can be undergone when you are at home or you can also visit a hemodialysis center. Usually, the hemodialysis treatments will occur thrice a week.

Another way in coping with renal failure is through peritoneal dialysis. This can be administered anywhere, whether you are at work, at home, in school, or anywhere else. The only condition there being is the place should be clean. Peritoneal dialysis involves bag exchanges. There are two types: CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) which does not involve machines and CCPD (Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis) which involves machines.

Another way of relieving yourself from all the workplace challenges brought on by renal failure is through kidney transplants. There are two ways in which a donated kidney can come to you. One is through a through a live donor. Live donors can be your immediate family, friends, or spouses. Another way is through non-living donors. This means that the transplant will be from a person who has just been deceased.

No matter which treatment you avail of, know that each of these ways for coping with renal failure has their own merits and demerits. All those sexual problems may be prevented through these ways. So you must way your options properly. Make sure you get a lot of benefits from the treatment you choose. That way, your life can somehow go back to normal with a controlled renal failure. Having children may not become that much a problem anymore. You must toughen up and cope with renal failure.


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