Chronic renal failure is an deficiency in kidney function. Kidneys clean waste from the blood, which passes out of the body in urine.

Anatomy of the Kidney
Glomerulonephritis
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Chronic renal failure is often caused by diseases such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular diseases
  • Kidney diseases
  • Obstructive diseases, such as kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute tubular necrosis
  • Glomerular disease
  • Renal tubular disorders
  • Toxin/drug-induced kidney disease
  • Severe infection
  • Autoimmune diseases