Home > Medical > Kidney and bladder health > The effect of kidney failure The effect of kidney failure All sections in Kidney and bladder » About Kidney & Bladder » FAQs » Living with Kidney Problems » Medical Treatment » Kidney & Bladder News » Normal Kidney Function » Renal Nutrition » Kidney Failure Renal failure and its effect on the cardiovascular system Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in end-stage renal disease. It seems most often related to atherosclerosis and other risk factors found in renal failur include HBP. Renal failure and its effects on the blood Renal failure can have serious consequences on the blood, resulting in anaemia. The effect of kidney failure on the bones When kidneys are unable to clear phosphorus from the blood, calcium is drawn from the bones. Check out the Health blogs » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » 15 things you didn't know about urine What else we do on the loo The effect of kidney failure on the brain and nervous system When kidneys fail to fulfill their function, it affects the brain and nervous system. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!