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What is acute renal failure?
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Acute renal failure
This is when your kidneys abruptly stop working or greatly slow down in their ability to clean the blood of things that you body does not need.
.Many substances normally removed by the kidney are potentially harmful if they build up in your blood. Examples of this are too much acid, potentially harmful byproducts of drugs you are taking, and the end products of protein metabolism.

In brief: Acute renal failure
This is when your kidneys abruptly stop working or greatly slow down in their ability to clean the blood of things that you body does not need.
.Many substances normally removed by the kidney are potentially harmful if they build up in your blood. Examples of this are too much acid, potentially harmful byproducts of drugs you are taking, and the end products of protein metabolism.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many
Acute: severe dehydration, septic shock, heart failure, drug intoxication, severe blood loss.
Chronic failure due to diabetes, hypertension, lupus, vasciliditues, excessive use of tylenol (acetaminophen). Just a few. See doctor.

In brief: Many
Acute: severe dehydration, septic shock, heart failure, drug intoxication, severe blood loss.
Chronic failure due to diabetes, hypertension, lupus, vasciliditues, excessive use of tylenol (acetaminophen). Just a few. See doctor.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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