What is Kidney Failure?
Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. When your kidneys fail, it means they have stopped working well enough for you to survive without dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Kidney disease comes in five stages. Stage 5 (also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD) is when kidneys function below 10 to 15 percent of their normal capacity. This essentially is known as kidney failure.
If the kidneys fail the filtering must be done artificially and your blood pressure may have to be controlled by medication. End stage renal failure (ESRF) is when kidney function is so bad that you are likely to die within weeks or months unless special treatment such as dialysis or transplantation is given
In most cases, kidney failure occurs after years of having chronic kidney disease (CKD). Less common is acute kidney failure, a sudden stop of kidney function. Whichever the case may be, it is vital that a person with kidney failure receives a kidney replacement treatment to stay alive.
The most common option when treating kidney failure, is dialysis. Purivo Dialysis Center offers: