Kidney failure

Also known as: Renal failure, Acute renal failure, Acute kidney injury
Acute renal failure (also called acute kidney injury) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems that can be deadly.
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