Quality of Life
You can thrive and enjoy life even though you have kidney disease. Look at the ways you can help determine how you view your life going forward. Determine if employment works for you as well as the benefits of staying active, your mental health, and staying socially connected with others.
The stress associated with having a chronic illness and ESRD, specifically, may influence feelings of insecurity and vulnerability. As people learn more about kidney disease, its treatment, and how to manage and live with it, the stress often decreases. Knowledge and feeling more empowered may help to address the stress level. In addition, relaxation techniques, meditation and mindfulness may also decrease stress and provide benefits for physical and mental health and well-being.