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What happens if the kidneys stop functioning?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anemia......

Kidney failure causes a host of problems, including anemia.
High/low blood pressure, dizziness, vomiting, fluid buildup in lungs & extremities.

In brief: Anemia......

Kidney failure causes a host of problems, including anemia.
High/low blood pressure, dizziness, vomiting, fluid buildup in lungs & extremities.
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: See below

You have retention of salt, water , and waste and many other electrolytes.
This is called uremia and leads to death.

In brief: See below

You have retention of salt, water , and waste and many other electrolytes.
This is called uremia and leads to death.
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Dr. Jesse Chuang
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Dialysis or death

Once the kidneys stop functioning, the toxins they filter will build up.
Since you are not cleaning your blood, the toxins will eventually cause problems including coma and death. Dialysis can be done to substitute for kidney function. If no dialysis, your life span is limited and it varies for everyone.

In brief: Dialysis or death

Once the kidneys stop functioning, the toxins they filter will build up.
Since you are not cleaning your blood, the toxins will eventually cause problems including coma and death. Dialysis can be done to substitute for kidney function. If no dialysis, your life span is limited and it varies for everyone.
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