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Kidneys that functioned well for years can fail suddenly; the best line of defense is to become familiar with the symptoms of kidney failure and seeing a doctor when problems arise. Your kidneys perform important functions for your body including cleaning waste out of the blood and regulating blood pressure. When your kidney's start to fail, treatment is essential to prevent further damage to many of the major organs.

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Symptoms of kidney failure appear when the kidney is no longer able to filter waste and the waste starts to leak into the rest of your body. Kidneys can fail for a variety of reasons. There are several treatments for kidney failure, but even the most aggressive treatments are sometimes unable to restore full kidney functionality. In these cases, patients must undergo regular treatments for the rest of their life. Other forms of kidney failure are completely curable. Kidney functionality decreases as the human body ages, so active prevention of kidney failure can keep these vital organs in good shape as you age. Maintaining healthy blood pressure and following a healthy diet can keep kidney failure at bay.

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