Chronic Renal Failure

(Chronic Kidney Disease)

Definition

Chronic renal failure is an deficiency in kidney function. Kidneys clean waste from the blood, which passes out of the body in urine.
Anatomy of the Kidney
Glomerulonephritis
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Causes

Chronic renal failure is often caused by diseases such as:
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular diseases
  • Kidney diseases
  • Obstructive diseases, such as kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute tubular necrosis
  • Glomerular disease
  • Renal tubular disorders
  • Toxin/drug-induced kidney disease
  • Severe infection
  • Autoimmune diseases

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing chronic renal failure. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:

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