A large number of Americans are believed to suffer from chronic kidney disease, and most of the time dialysis is the only option for patients in late stages of this disease. Therapy has been shown to foster coping skills for patients on dialysis, and our therapists are highly experienced in helping our patients find the right coping mechanisms to assist them in leading more fruitful lives.
Depending on the severity of your end stage kidney failure, your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan. A therapist will support you through your negative feelings, pinpoint areas in your life that you may wish to change, help you set realistic goals, and give you tools to identify and prevent future bouts of anxiety and depression. Your therapist will custom-tailor your sessions to what you need at that moment.
Symptoms with of End Stage Kidney Failure
Loss of appetite
Fatigue and weakness
Changes in how much you urinate
Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart
Shortness of breath, if fluid builds up in the lungs
Swelling of feet and ankles
Decreased mental sharpness
Muscle twitches and cramps
High blood pressure (hypertension) that's difficult to control
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If you are experiencing any combination of the above, a therapist can help. We’re here for you.