Dialysis is a medical process that mimics the functions of healthy kidneys by removing toxins from the body and maintaining fluid balance.
The two main types of dialysis are Hemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Typically, in Singapore, PD is performed at home, while HD is performed in a dialysis centre.
A kidney transplant involves a surgical procedure where a healthy kidney is placed inside your body.
Your nephrology team will assess your suitability for a kidney transplant. Typically, in Singapore, eligible patients will be on dialysis while waiting to receive a transplant, however, it can also be performed for suitable patients even without embarking on dialysis.
Conservative care improves your quality of life by managing symptoms without dialysis or a kidney transplant. This may include medications.
Your nephrology team will work with you to develop a treatment plan suited to you. This plan will include a range of medications to not only help with kidney function but also to manage your symptoms or health issues caused by kidney disease.
Every patient is unique, so your conditions and preferences will be considered before deciding on the kidney replacement therapy best suited for you.