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Treatments for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
There is no cure for ESRD. Treatment aims to prevent the buildup of harmful wastes in the blood.
Treatment may involve the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments: dialysis
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/07/2014