Kidney Failure Research Paper

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Kidney Failure is when the kidneys lose the ability to eliminate excess salts, fluids and waste from the blood. If the bodies fluids rise to dangerous levels this cause the kidneys to lose their filtering ability. The symptoms of kidney failure are: swelling and fluid retention, pain between the rib and hips, decreased sensation especially in the hands or feet, high blood pressure, and metallic taste in your mouth. A doctor can diagnose kidney failure by using a stethoscope to see if they hear crackling in th lungs; which is a sign of fluid retention. Doctors will also order laboratory tests to see if there are any abnormal values. The preferred method used by doctors is an ultrasound, but an abdominal x-ray, an abdominal CT Scan, or an MRI.
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