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Do Kidney Failure Be Life-threatening

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Do Kidney Failure Be Life-ThreateningKidney Failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to adequately remove wastes from your blood and control the level of fluid in the body. When diagnosed with renal failure, the common concerned question among patients is that “Do kidney failure be life-threatening?”. Now, let’s have a look at the passage.

The causes of kidney failure.

Kidney failure can happen suddenly or gradually. Often, the development of kidney disease is gradual and kidney function worsens over a number of years. If you permanently lose more than one third of your kidney function, it is called Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This is one of leading causes of renal failure. Others like Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertensive Nephropathy, Polycystic Kidney Disease also can lead to the renal failure.

Do kidney failure be life-threatening?

To be frank, kidney failure or end stage kidney disease is not a joke. For these patients, they need dialysis or kidney transplant to stay alive. It is well known that our kidneys are important organs which are endowed with numerous functions. In normal conditions, the kidneys are responsible for discharging extra wastes and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, keeping the electrolyte and acid-base balance and activating vitamins D and so on. However, once kidneys fail to do these jobs, not only the kidney itself, but also other body organs will run a high risk of life threatening. Therefore, acute or chronic kidney failure can be a life-threatening disease.

Well then, how to guarantee kidney failure patients’ lives?

If you have kidney disease, it does not mean that you will develop kidney failure. As long as you take immediate and effective treatment in the early stage, you can control or at least slow down the progression of kidney disease. In other wards, the earlier kidney damage is detected, the better the chance of slowing or stopping its progression. How to reduce life risk for patients? In our Treatment center point, what we do is to repair kidney damage and improve kidney function. If you have interest, just leave a message below or send an email to

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