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Patients & Families

Welcome to the patient area of the Fresenius Medical Care website!

Here we would like you, you as an individual, to find useful information and tips on all relevant aspects of kidney disease. Other patients in the same or similar situation to yours will share their personal experiences with you and provide insights into their individual approach to therapy!

I have kidney disease

Holding kidneys
Basic information on how your kidneys work and what to do if they stop working

My therapy options

Overview of different therapy options in case you need kidney replacement therapy

My preparation for dialysis

Do you need to start dialysis soon? Are you looking for some information and tips?

My life with dialysis

Dialysis has become a part of your everyday life. Learn more about how to maintain your quality of life

Life as a family member

Are you a family member or friend and facing the struggles of chronic kidney disease together with a loved one?

A typical patient pathway describes the journey from getting diagnosed to learning the necessary treatment steps and eventually starting therapy.

Choosing the right option plays a very important role in many patients lives. It helps to look at the therapy as a task to fulfill your life. Understand your treatment as a source of strength, energy and zest for life so that you can enjoy life despite having kidney disease.

Don't worry! You don't have to travel this path alone. Your medical team is at your side every step of the way.

Kidney replacement therapy decision aid tool for patients

A decision aid tool might support you and your family to compare different treatment options based on your lifestyle needs and have more meaningful discussions with healthcare professionals. While the decision aid tool provides valuable information to patients and their families, it is important to note that it does not replace the advice and support of healthcare professionals.

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The information provided on the Fresenius Medical Care website cannot replace talking to your physician. The final decision for a renal replacement therapy needs to be made with your medical team.