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Kidneys are vital organs with many functions. Falling kidney function may be the sudden onset of hours or days (acute renal failure), or slow-onset disease caused by prolonged known or unknown renal disease (chronic renal failure).

Acute kidney failure can often be cured by the fact that it treats the triggering cause, while chronic renal failure often leads to gradual, irreversible loss of kidney function until you end up with total kidney failure. This mode quickly becomes life-threatening and requires treatment with mechanical cleaning of the blood (dialysis) or kidney transplant to survive.


This article is formed on the Health Guide on 03.08.06

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