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Treatments for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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There is no cure for ESRD. Treatment aims to prevent the buildup of harmful wastes in the blood.

Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatments: dialysis

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