Chronic renal failure (CRF) is when the kidneys are not working as well as they should be.
Generally it means both kidneys are affected as one normal kidney is enough to maintain normal kidney function throughout life. Treatment can be dialysis or transplant
Some causes of CRF do run in families. About 1 in
10 people has some degree of CKD. It can develop at any age and various conditions can lead to CKD. It becomes more common with increasing age and is more common in women.