Irish Kidney Association

Kidney disease affects all age groups, both men and women. The reality of kidney disease is that it may impinge on many strands of a person’s life including: health, employment, education, social life and relationships, physical fitness and general well-being.

The progression of this disease means that the patient requires a lifetime of treatment:

  • regular out-patient monitoring, on-going medication, surgery for dialysis access,
  • dialysis, transplantation, failed transplant, re-dialysis, re-transplantation, and so on
  • often developing additional health problems such as hypertension, bone disease,
  • restricted mobility, cardiac complications and more