Another name for ESRD is End Stage Renal Disease.
What is end stage renal disease?
A person with end stage renal disease has kidney failure. The kidneys are unable to filter waste from the blood, make urine, or regulate salts in the bloodstream. The most common causes of end stage renal disease are diabetes and high blood pressure.
What are the symptoms of end stage renal disease?
Symptoms of end stage renal disease include little or no urine production, itching, fatigue, anorexia, numbness and tingling, facial swelling, leg swelling, vomiting, memory loss and tremor. Other symptoms include breathing difficulty, confusion, seizures, and coma.
How does the doctor treat end stage renal disease?
In order to remove fluid and waste from the body, a person with end stage renal disease requires regular kidney dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant.
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