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What are the risk factors for diseases that require dialysis?

Dialysis treats acute and chronic kidney failure. Some of the diseases that commonly cause kidney failure are diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood vessel disease. If you have a medical or family history of any of these diseases, you are at higher risk for kidney failure, which, in its advanced stage, may require dialysis.

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