When a kidney failure is so advanced that it cannot be reversed, it is termed as End Stage Renal Disease or ESRD. The kidneys function so poorly that they fail to keep the patient alive. Conventional medication in such cases fails too. Dialysis could help to some extent, but the only other option available for treatment is transplantation. Dialysis uses artificial means of filtering blood in order to keep the body functioning.Some historians claim that wealthy ancient Romans would tickle the back of their throat with a feather to induce vomiting after dinner. The practice allowed them to eat more food. Today, we Americans have unique similar customs.