What is the Role of a Healthy Kidney?
Healthy kidneys act as filters that clean your blood by removing harmful wastes and excess fluid. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and filter over 50 gallons of blood per day.
What is End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?
When kidneys fail, they can no longer remove harmful wastes and excess fluids from our blood. This is called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and it can be very dangerous to our health. This is why people with ESRD need hemodialysis treatment to replace the function of the failed kidney.
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