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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of acute kidney failure?

What are some symptoms of acute kidney failure?

Symptoms of ARF: Symptoms of acute renal failure (ARF) may include: little or no urine when, swelling of legs and feet, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, feeling confused, anxious and restless, or sleepy, pain in the back just below the rib cage, or no symptoms at all. Go to the website to read more about arf: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/acute-renal-failure-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What causes acute kidney failure?

What causes acute kidney failure?

Toxic insults: Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis, underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure. There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process. ...Read more

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What can cause acute kidney failure?

What can cause acute kidney failure?

Multiple causes: Shock from any cause, auto-immune nephritis, bilaleral ureteral obstruction, drug toxicity, liver failure etc. See the site below for more info http://www.Bing.Com/health/article/mayo-mads00280/acute-kidney-failure?Q=acute+renal+failure+causes&qpvt=acute+renal+failure+causes#causes. ...Read more

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What could cause acute kidney failure?

Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, i encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow. ...Read more

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What are signs of acute kidney failure?

What are signs of acute kidney failure?

Decrease urination: There are multiple signs of acute renal failure (arf). The first sign that must people realize is a decrease in urine output as well as noticeable swelling in their lower extremities. ARF can also be detected by your doctor by blood and urine tests. If you have severe forms of arf, then you develop decrease in appetite, insomnia and anemia. ...Read more

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For how long does acute kidney failure last?

For how long does acute kidney failure last?

Acute renal failure: Most patients with acute renal failure (a) start to recover their renal function in less than 3 weeks. Some, and older, patients can take longer to recover their renal function, up to 3-4 months. If the renal failure is not resolved in 3 weeks, ask the nephrologist involved in the patient's care for a better answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there tests to diagnose acute kidney failure?

Are there tests to diagnose acute kidney failure?

Yes: Blood tests like BUN and creatinine and the glomerular filtration rate or GFR in blood are the most readily available tests. Comparing these numbers to previous will guide the diagnosis of acute versus chronic. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Acute renal failure: Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acute kidney failure?

What is the definition or description of: acute kidney failure?

Labs : An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and dysuria could be present. ...Read more

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How long it takes to get back to normal after an episode of acute kidney failure?

How long it takes to get back to normal after an episode of  acute kidney failure?

Depends: If you have a less severe form of acute renal failure (ARF) like dehydration then probably a couple of days. However if you have a more severe form of ARF like a glomerulonephritis or infection causing acute tubular necrosis, the your recovering time might take weeks. In the severe form, you also may never get back to normal kidney function as well. ...Read more

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Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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What are treatments for acute kidney failure?

Varies with degree: Careful attention to fluid and nutrition may be sufficient for mild cases. Otherwise various forms of dialysis can support the patient until their kidney function recovers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute kidney failure?

Treating the cause: Causes are a wide array of possibilities. Based on the diagnosis the doctor will treat the cause. Also, the kidneys will sometimes need support with dialysis until the case recovers. Otherwise, the doctor will fill in for the kidneys in their relative absence from the job e.g. Adjusts electrolytes, hemoglobin, acidosis, blood pressure, edema until the kidneys return to duty and take over. ...Read more

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Any natural medicine help in acute kidney failure?

Here are some ...: The first step to manage acute renal failure is to identify potential underlying causes and decide if something could be modified hoping to improve patient's inside and outside environments so to allow patient's body to undergo self-healng process for optimal functional recovery with self residual strength. So, work with Doc cl and realistically. ...Read more

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If you have acute kidney failure do you need dialysis?

Not necessarily: It depends on the cause and the degree of injury. A toxic drug that is ingested or an infection may injure the kidneys, but after it is removed or metabolized away the kidneys may recover. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise ...Read more