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If the kidneys are not working as well as they should, this can lead to Kidney Disease. There are two types;


Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden decrease in kidney function. This can happen, for example, if an individual has become severely dehydrated after vomiting and diarrhea, a blood infection, a blockage in or around the kidneys, or due to an accident. Some children may need medical treatment, a change in their diet, and monitoring in a hospital. Usually AKI resolves after a short time - a few days or weeks.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can begin as a minor decline in kidney function that can then progress to more severe kidney function problems. There are five different stages of kidney disease (stage 1-5). The final stage (stage 5) is kidney failure which is also known as End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD). This is when dialysis or a kidney transplant may be necessary. However, not all individuals progress through all the stages of CKD. There are many reasons why individuals develop CKD; some people are born with kidney problems and others develop kidney problems later in childhood.

Filtering Fact:

Dialysis uses special equipment or a machine to help do the job of the kidneys. Dialysis helps to filter unwanted products and excess water out of the body.