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Kidney Disease Center—End Stage Renal Disease

Overview | End Stage Renal Disease | Kidney Infection | Kidney Stones

End Stage Renal Disease

General Overview

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) refers to a permanent condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to filter waste from the blood. As the wastes build up, the tiny filters in the kidneys (nephrons) continue to lose their filtering ability.

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Find answers in our in-depth report on ESRD:

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With ESRD

In her own words: living with kidney failure

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