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Renal insufficiency


What is Kidney Failure?


What Is Renal Insufficiency?


Diabetic Kidney Disease, Animation


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Mnemonic: the 5 Stages of chronic kidney disease, based on GFR

Kidney failure, also known as end-stage kidney disease, is a medical condition in which the kidneys are functioning at less than 15% of normal. Kidney failure is classified as either acute kidney failure, which develops rapidly and may resolve; and chronic kidney failure, which develops slowly. Symptoms may include leg swelling, feeling tired, vomiting, loss of appetite, and confusion. Complications of acute and chronic failure include uremia, high blood potassium, and volume overload. Complications of chronic failure also include heart disease, high blood pressure, and anemia.