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  • Once your kidneys have less than 10 per cent of function remaining, this is called end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure.
  • If you have kidney failure, you need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.
  • Although dialysis or transplant surgery after kidney failure can be challenging, many people go on to live active and productive lives.
  • Your choice of treatment should suit your needs but a transplant offers a longer and more active life.
  • Home dialysis offers you more flexibility to exercise, work and travel, and gives you more freedom with what you can eat and drink because the dialysis occurs more often.

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Reviewed on: 17-10-2015