Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is life-ending, requiring kidney transplantation or dialysis. Dialysis is a process that removes toxins and excess fluid from the blood, replacing the kidney’s function.
Today, nearly 15% of the population has some degree of chronic kidney (renal) disease and 750,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), with 70% requiring dialysis. Medicare provides health coverage to patients with ESRD irrespective of age.
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