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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ARF & Elderly

3 main causes: 1) sudden drop in blood pressure for any cause; 2) medications such as nsaids, certain antibiotics; 3) blockage of the urinary tract such as a kidney stone, a tumor, or an critically enlarged prostate in males.
Go here to read more: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/acute-renal-failure-topic-overview.

In brief: ARF & Elderly

3 main causes: 1) sudden drop in blood pressure for any cause; 2) medications such as nsaids, certain antibiotics; 3) blockage of the urinary tract such as a kidney stone, a tumor, or an critically enlarged prostate in males.
Go here to read more: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/acute-renal-failure-topic-overview.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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