Renal (kidney) failure is a condition in which the kidneys struggle to perform their basic function of removing waste products and excess water from the body.
To manage kidney disease, it is important to determine the underlying cause. Once the underlying cause has been established, a treatment plan can be developed.
People with renal failure usually develop complications in its end stages, when the function of the kidney is extremely low.
Monitoring your progress is important as it can indicate whether your treatment needs to be changed.