Kidney and bladder health

02 December 2008

What is end-stage renal disease?

Also called end-stage renal failure, it is the point at which the kidneys cannot sustain life any more.

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Also called end-stage renal failure, it is the point at which the kidneys cannot sustain life any more. It is a permanent condition and the patient is treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant. It usually follows longstanding chronic renal failure but can sometimes be the result of acute renal failure.

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National Kidney Foundation
Continence Association of South Africa (CASA)

 

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