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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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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 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

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What usually causes acute tubular necrosis when considering acute kidney failure?

Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more

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Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Kidney failure: Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...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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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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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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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?

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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Can acute kidney failure recover even if the kidney shrunk and has igan?

Depends : If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible. ...Read more

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Can acute kidney failure recover even if the the kidney shrunk and has igan?

Not likely: Once the kidney has become smaller there is scar tissue within that represents irreversible damage, regardless of which disease is involved. If some kidney function returns it is not likely to be normal and careful attention to preservation of the amount that is retained will be extremely important. ...Read more

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