What causes kidney failure?

Several conditions. Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic injury to list a few.

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What causes kidney failure?

Many things. Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys(pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications. Read more...

Hi doctors, what drug causes kidney failure?

Drugs-kidney failure. There are various drugs that can cause kidney failure and the list is quite long. For detailed description of what they are, go to this link: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/medications-that-can-cause-acute-renal-failure. Read more...

What can cause sudden kidney failure?

Acute (sudden) Renal failure has three main causes. A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys. Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) can also harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys (stones and tumors). Read more...

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...

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...
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. Read more...