Learning Center

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Learn More About You and Your Kidneys

Doing My Dialysis at Home- Jeffrey Cauley’s Home Hemodialysis Experience

Learn more about Jeffrey and his experience doing dialysis at home.

My Treatment

Listen to a patient discuss her treatment experience and how she copes day to day managing her appointments, diet and health.

Kidney Failure (ESRD)

Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

The Facts About Fluid Control

Keeping the amount of fluid you put on between treatments is important. “Fluid overload” is when you have too much fluid in your body that causes shortness of breath, swelling, high blood pressure and excessive weight gain.

Fluid restriction may vary for each individual patient. Factors such as weight gain between treatments, urine output and swelling are considered. If you are on hemodialysis, your weight is recorded before and after your dialysis session

The goal for restricting your fluid is that you will feel better and stay healthy before, during and after treatment with no cramping or blood pressure fluctuation during dialysis treatment.

Download more information about fluid intake and control

The American Kidney Fund

  • Information on Kidney Disease and Treatment Options
  • Patient Assistance Programs: Patient Services department 1-800-638-8299
  • Help with health insurance premiums and treatment-related expenses
  • Talk with your social worker to apply for these programs
  • A HelpLine 866-300-2900 (Se habla Español)
  • Programs for Children (Summer Enrichment and Calendar Kids Art Contest)

Patient Access Network Foundation

The Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) facilitates access to medical treatment for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness. PAN is dedicated to overcoming financial and other barriers to treatment, and works efficiently and collaboratively to help patients receive prescribed treatments and the care that best meets their needs. Since October 2004, PAN has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in co-payment assistance to patients in need.  1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Needy Meds

Needy Meds, a non-profit organization, helps you find help with the cost of medicine. Needy Meds’ mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods. 

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you’ve been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to help you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to help with your insurance premium.  800-675-8416