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What Determines Risks Of Kidney Failure?

New research appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) has discovered the likelihood of middle-aged adults to develop kidney failure during their lifetime, which could potentially lead to an increase in public interest in the prevention of kidney disease while setting priorities related to kidney care.

Kidney failure is when the kidney is suddenly not able to remove waste and concentration urine without losing electrolytes, to regulate water, and to promote red blood cell production. When people experience kidney failure, they may also suffer from shortness of breath, weakness, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, bloody stools, and more. If it goes untreated, life-threatening circumstances may develop.

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