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Kidney disease and family

I am 22 and have just found out I have kidney disease. I do not want to tell my family, because I know they wouldn't deal with it very well. Is it likely to be easy keeping this from them (I live with them)? I am considering not receiving any treament for now to make extra certain family don't find out.
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There is no way you can hide kidney disease from your family while receiving treatment(especially when you live with them).
If you don't get a kidney transplant and choose
Dialysis, you will have to go to the hospital 3 times a week to removes waste products from your blood.
If you completely ignore treatment, the body begins to fill up with waste products and excess water which causes include swelling of the hands and feet, fatigue, weakness,seizures or coma, and ultimately death.

I know you don't want to worry your family, but they will find out. If you and your love ones believe in God, will than that's more prayers for you, and there is strenght in numbers.
Please take care of yourself, and I will pray for you as well.
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Can there be other simple ways to pass out kidney stones? I am afraid to feel the pain.
Kidney stones remedy
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