Wow, the options are much more than I expected for end stage renal disease! This 50 page book by Mathea Ford, gives great insight into the treatment options for ESRD and how diet and nutrition relate to the onset of dialysis and kidney failure.
As I read this book, I came to realize that end stage renal disease was not something to mess with and that many patients go into kidney failure without any knowledge of treatment options available to them. Each patient may have circumstances that lead to one treatment over the other or their health insurance may dictate the care they can receive. We shall see if the Affordable Care Act has any changes for dialysis, who knows?
End stage renal disease can be treated with dialysis but it comes in many forms and transplant of a kidney is also an option for end stage renal disease.
Read this book by Mathea to get a better understanding of end stage renal disease and the treatment options.