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Knowing what to do to look after yourself

There is a lot you can do to look after yourself on dialysis or after you have had a renal transplant.

Over the months and years it can make a difference to how well you feel.
In a nutshell: 
  • Exercise regularly - find something you can do - we can all find excuses, better to find out what we can do.
  • Eat well & drink appropriately - This might mean getting used to foods you're not used to - our dietitians can help.
  • Getting the treatment/tablets right - speak openly to pharmacists and doctors about how you get on with these, know what you're taking and always have an up to date list (with dosage) when you meet docs - they need to know what you're taking to do their job.
  • Understand what is going on - take control back - use the resources available and ask for help if you need it. We want you to do well.

Go to the "Self Care" heading on the menu for information about all this.

Maybe when you start treatment you are not ready to take all this information in, but we are with you for life and always here to help. So if ever you feel ready to find out more and take back more control, it is never too late.