kidney failure

kidney failure

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What is kidney failure?

Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRF) is a disease characterized by progressive deterioration of renal function that results in the kidney loses the ability to produce urine, and in turn to eliminate toxins from the blood, among other functions that they are necessary for life.

A patient is considered to have Chronic Renal Insufficiency when he has a glomerular filtration rate less than 60ml / min / 1.73m2, resulting from structural or functional abnormalities of the kidney, for at least three months.

Kidney disease symptoms

Some of the signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure can be:

  • Reduced production of urine, although in some cases the production of urine is normal
  • Fluid retention, which causes swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Sickness
  • Seizures or coma in severe cases
  • Pain or pressure in the chest