Renal Dysfunction

A disease in which the kidneys stop functioning and are unable to remove waste and excess water from the blood, or maintain a balance between body chemicals. Acute or serious renal failure occurs unexpectedly (e.g. after an injury) and can be treated and healed. For several years, chronic renal failure can be caused by conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes and cannot be healed. Chronic renal failure, known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), can lead to complete and long-lasting renal failure. An individual in ESRD requires dialysis (the cycle by going through a membrane or filter to clean the blood) or kidney transplant. Often called Renal Dysfunction.



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