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.

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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...

What are the tests for acute kidney failure?

Other tests. I agree with the previous doctor, beyond blood tests you can also check the size of your kidney with an ultrasound. There are also specific biomarkers- expensive blood tests- to monitor any damage to the kidney if you have experienced any kidney failure. The main test is the creatinine- a protein measured in the blood If its high it means your kidney may have sustained some damage. Read more...

Does your tongue swell during acute kidney failure?

Swollen tongue. If your tongue is swollen and you have kidney problems or other health issues, you should discuss this with your own physician who is treating you, knows your complete medical history, medications, etc. And can actually examine you. Are you under the care of a dentist? If not, see both. Read more...

Do urine tests show evidence of acute kidney failure?

Yes. Blood creatinine levels most often lead to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (aki) or failure. Some abnormalities on routine urine tests can indicate acute kidney damage. A number of urine markers of aki are being studied for early detection. Read more...
Yes. Blood creatinine levels most often lead to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (aki) or failure. Some abnormalities on routine urine tests can indicate acute kidney damage. A number of urine markers of aki are being studied for early detection and may be available in the future. Read more...
Yes. Blood creatinine levels most often lead to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (aki) or failure. Some abnormalities on routine urine tests can indicate acute kidney damage. A number of urine markers of aki are being studied for early detection and may be available in the future. Read more...
Yes. Blood creatinine levels most often lead to the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (aki) or failure. Some abnormalities on routine urine tests can indicate acute kidney damage. A number of urine markers of aki are being studied for early detection and may be available in the future. Read more...

I have acute kidney failure and dehydration. They only give me iv fluid. What do I do?

Common. Most renal failure cases are due to dehydration and per iv fluid challenge respond nicely. For as long as you make urine there is a good chance to complete recovery. It will still be important to better understand the conditions that led to renal failure and that are preventable in the future. Read more...
Correct treatment. That is the treatment for acute kidney failure due to dehydration. Talk to your doc in the hospital to explain what is going on and all your treatment options. Don't be afraid to ask questions, politely. It is also okay if you are feeling doubtful, to ask for a second opinion. Read more...

My husband drank antifreeze and is now having acute kidney failure--how likely is it his kidneys will heal?

Time will tell. Ingestion of anti-freeze, or ethylene glycol, is a potentially life threatening type of poisoning. Glycolates and oxalate crystals damage kidney tubules leading to kidney failure. Hemodialysis is commonly used, and immediate nephrology care is necessary. Some of the damage is reversible, but the degree of permanent damage depends on the severity of poisoning and the patient's ability to heal. Read more...
Possible. If it is treated within minutes after drinking and preferably before kidney fails, likely to recover well. It also depends on any pre existing kidney disease. In general, kidney function may recover (at least partially) upto 3-12 months even if someone is on dialysis. Read more...