Chronic Renal Failure
What is the Prognosis for Chronic Renal Failure?
CRF is often slow in its onset and progression. The rate of progression is variable but usually renal function steadily declines resulting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Once ESRD is reached the patient requires renal replacement treatment in form of dialysis or kidney transplant. If this is not provided the patient's life is endangered due to fluid overload and accumulation of toxins in the blood.†