The most important aspects of an individual’s life can be affected by kidney disease and its treatment.

These include a change in self-perception and identity, approaches to work/leisure time, and changes in marital, family and social relationships. Kidney disease often creates a persistent challenge due to a demanding treatment schedule, dietary restrictions and changes in personal function.


Employment

People diagnosed with chronic kidney disease often find themselves changing from being a working member of society to being unable to continue working full-time, or even at all.
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Social Life

The symptoms of chronic kidney disease and dialysis can have a major impact on a patient’s social life. Fatigue, low energy, dizziness, itchy skin, and feeling generally unwell may prevent people from being socially active…
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Marital Relationships

Marital and romantic relationships are strongly impacted by dialysis and kidney disease. The development of a chronic illness may place strain on existing marital roles, especially if the healthy spouse becomes the caregiver…
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Sex and Intimacy

Sexual dysfunction is a common occurrence among chronic kidney patients. Fatigue is a common issue and is one of the main reasons for sexual problems. In addition, depression in patients and/or spouses may lead to a decrease in sex…
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Family

The emotional support and assistance provided by family members with the management of day-to-day treatment regimens is vital to the survival and quality of life of dialysis patients.
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Travel

Being on dialysis and having kidney disease does not mean that you have to cut travel out of your life. There are dialysis centres all around the world, and you can search…
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