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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. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

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 ...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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Are there over-the-counter medicine that cause acute kidney failure?

Are there over-the-counter medicine that cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can trigger kidney injury especially with fever, dehydration and the presence of other drugs or illnesses. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medicine that can cause acute kidney failure?

Is there an over-the-counter medicine that can cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can trigger kidney injury especially with fever, dehydration and the presence of other drugs or illnesses. ...Read more

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Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?

Acute kidney  failure caused by meds.  Stopped meds and got better.  Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test.  Is this good?

Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated. ...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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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

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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more