End-stage kidney disease

Renal failure - end stage; Kidney failure - end stage; ESRD; ESKD

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the last stage of long-term (chronic) kidney disease. This is when your kidneys can no longer support your body's needs.

End-stage kidney disease is also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Kidney anatomy

The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and the stimulation of red blood cell production.



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