Acute Renal Failure is the sudden loss of kidney function. Also, known as Acute kidney injury. If kidney stop filtering the waste in the body, it will start accumulating in the body. It can happen in few days to weeks.

  • What are the causes of Renal Failure?

    • Autoimmune kidney disease.
    • Cholesterol emboli means cholesterol blood clot
    • sudden blood loss due to accident or some major surgery
    • ATN– Acute Tubular Necrosis, which is damage to tubule cells, which are present in the kidneys
    • Dehydration due to any cause such as loose motion/ vomiting
    • Blockage in blood vessels may be because of blood clotting
    • Side-effects of certain drugs/toxins
    • Complications of pregnancy
    • Direct kidney infections like pyelonephritis
  • What are the symptoms of Renal Failure?

    • Decreased urine output
    • Swelling
    • Tiredness
    • Bruising easily
    • Decreased appetite
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Mood swings
    • High blood pressure
    • Breathlessness
  • What are the people at risk of Kidney disease?

    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Recurrent UTI
    • Recurrent Kidney Stones
    • Heart failure
    • Obesity
  • What are the diagnostic test required for this?


    Tests recommended: 

    • Serum creatinine-Blood sample is taken to measure creatinine levels in the blood which is a marker of kidney function
    • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)– Blood sample of the patient is taken, from which the level of urea nitrogen is determined.
    • Urinalysis
    • Estimated Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
    • Urine: Protein Keratinine ratio is an estimate of protein leakage in urine.
    • Ultrasound KUB.
  • What are the Treatment options available?

    It is depending upon the cause of this disease.

    The main goal is to restore kidneys function and eliminate all waste products from the body.

    The doctor may ask for dialysis which depends upon the extent of kideny dysfunction

  • What measures we can take for prevention of Kidney Disease?

    Healthy stress-free lifestyle. Diet should be balanced. Plenty of liquid is recommended daily. 

    Regular check-ups to make sure if any existing medical complication is going on, should not lead to acute failure

  • What are the complications of Kidney Disease?

    • It can be life threatening
    • It should not lead to renal failure or CKD Stage V
    • High blood pressure
    • Anemia
    • Poor nutritional status
  • What is the difference between Chronic and Acute Kidney Disease?

    • Both involve loss of kidney function.
    • But in Acute it happens suddenly, whereas in Chronic symptoms appear slowly and kidney functions reduce over the time.
    • Acute is usually caused by blockages, dehydration or blood loss
    • Chronic mainly cause due to long term diabetes in most of the cases and high blood pressure.
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