What is chronic kidney disease?

Also known as: chronic kidney failure, chronic renal disease, end stage kidney disease.

The kidneys are critical organs that remove waste and excess water from the blood and direct it into your urine. When the kidneys lose function, this is known as chronic kidney disease.


Reviewed by: Nicole M Christin, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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