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Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 369 causes of Kidney failure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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)
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)
Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals,... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK)
Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with kidney... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK)
Renal failure is any acute or chronic loss of kidney function and is... (Source: excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK)
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
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Inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
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A condition in which the kidneys stop working and are not able to remove waste and extra water from the blood or keep body chemicals in balance. Acute kidney failure happens suddenly (for example, after an injury) and may be treated and cured. Chronic kidney failure develops over years (related to high blood pressure or diabetes, for example) and cannot be cured. Chronic kidney failure may lead to total and permanent kidney failure, called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and requires dialysis (process of cleaning the blood by passing it through a membrane or filter) or a kidney transplant.
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