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  • Kidney failure can be sudden or gradual.
  • Acute kidney failure is often short-lived, but requires treatment until kidney function returns.
  • Chronic kidney disease develops over time and is related to a number of risk factors, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • If chronic kidney disease is detected early, medication and lifestyle changes can increase the life of your kidneys.
  • Treatment options for kidney failure include dialysis, transplant or non-dialysis supportive care.

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Reviewed on: 10-05-2018