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Your kidneys filter out waste and extra fluid from your body. When they can no longer do this job properly, it’s a sign that some type of kidney disease has developed.
There are two types of kidney disease: acute kidney failure (a curable condition where the kidneys can’t filter waste from the blood) and chronic kidney disease (a more serious disease that can’t be cured—but can be treated—and that leads to renal failure). Renal is a medical term for kidney, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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“37 Million American Adults Now Estimated to Have Chronic Kidney Disease,” National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Accessed February 24, 2020.