August 19, 2013

What is kidney failure?

When the kidneys are not working properly, we call it kidney failure. Kidney failure results in a lot of salt and fluid in the body and higher blood pressure. Edema or swelling of limbs also occurs.

There is also excess nitrogen in the body which affects the nervous system producing lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, mental confusion and even convulsions.

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