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Kidney failure

Kidney failure: Introduction

Kidney failure: Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong ... more about Kidney failure.

Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kidney failure is available below.

Symptoms of Kidney failure

Treatments for Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Kidney failure

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Kidney failure may include:

  • Terebinthina oleum homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Cantharis homeopathic remedy
  • Helleborus niger homeopathic remedy
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Types of Kidney failure

Curable Types of Kidney failure

Possibly curable types of Kidney failure include:

  • Renal failure due to eclampsia
  • Renal failure due to malignant hypertension
  • Renal failure associated with transplant rejection
  • Renal failure associated with renal artery obstruction
  • Renal failure associated with renal vein obstruction
  • more types...»

Rare Types of Kidney failure:

Rare types of Kidney failure include:

  • Renal failure due to myeloproliferative diseases
  • Renal failure due to hepatorenal syndrome
  • Renal failure due to hypercalcemia
  • Renal failure due to renal artery obstruction
  • Renal failure associated with scleroderma
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Complications

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Causes of Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Kidney failure

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Prognosis for Kidney failure

Research about Kidney failure

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Clinical Trials for Kidney failure

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Statistics for Kidney failure

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Article Excerpts about Kidney failure

Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK)

Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure, a serious condition in which the kidneys fail to rid the body of wastes. Kidney failure is the final stage of a slow deterioration of the kidneys, a process known as nephropathy. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK)

Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Renal failure is any acute or chronic loss of kidney function and is the term used when some kidney function remains. ESRD is total, or nearly total, and permanent kidney failure. (Source: excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK)

Definitions of Kidney failure:

Acute or chronic condition, characterized by the inability of the kidneys to adequately filter the blood substances, resulting in uremia and electrolyte imbalances. Acute renal failure is usually associated with oliguria or anuria, hyperkalemia, and pulmonary edema. Chronic renal failure is irreversible and requires hemodialysis.--2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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