A 17-year-old male asked:
can dehydration cause kidney failure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but: The level of dehydration necessary to cause kidney failure relates to the diminished blood flow through the kidney.If it drops the blood pressure low enough that the blood flow cannot nourish the kidney cells, they will become injured & eventually fail. Some kidney injury can occur but heal if proper fluid balance is restored & the blood returns to nourish the kidneys.
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
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