Kidney Failure refers to a medical condition, in which the kidneys are unable to work adequately to filter blood and excrete wastes from body any longer. It can develop for decades known as Chronic Renal Failure or occur suddenly.
When kidney damage reaches certain degree, a myriad of symptoms will occur.
Nausea, vomiting, fatigue; appetite loss; sleep problem; changes in urine output; swelling of every area of the body; skin itching; difficulty breath, if the lung is filled with fluid; high blood pressure; mental problems
What’s reasons of kidney Failure?
Chronic Kidney Failure usually occurs as a result of a disease or condition which can impair kidney function. It can cause kidney damage to worsen over several months or years.
The common causes of Chronic Kidney Failure include:
Diabetes, leading cause of Chronic Renal Failure
High blood pressure, second most common cause
Glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the kidney's filtering units
Polycystic Kidney Disease, a common genetic kidney disease
Pyelonephritis, recurrent kidney infection
Prolonged urinary tract obstruction due to enlarged prostate, kidney stones and some cancers
Vesicoureteral reflux, a condition which can cause urine to back up into kidneys
Acute Renal Failure is mainly attributable to the following causes:
Reduced blood flow to kidneys due to some causes, such as blood or fluid loss, blood pressure medications, heart attack, infection, severe burns, severe dehydration, use of nephrotoxic drugs.
Direct damage to kidneys due to some diseases and conditions. These mainly include vasculitis, toxins, multiple myeloma, infection, blood clots in the veins and arteries in and around the kidneys, etc.
Urine blockage in the kidneys caused by diseases and conditions that can prevent the excretion of urine from body, thus leading to Acute Renal Failure. The conditions and causes that can cause urine blockage mainly include bladder cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer , kidney stone, etc.
The above are some basic knowledge about kidney Failure. If you are wondering to know more information, our online family doctor may help. `
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