What is acute renal failure?
Acute renal failure is also called acute kidney injury. Acute renal failure is when your kidneys suddenly stop working. The purpose of your kidneys is to remove waste products from your body and balance the water and salt as well as other minerals in your blood. The failure of your kidneys to work properly causes a buildup of these materials as well as fluids that can lead to problems, including death.
Symptoms include little or no urine when urinating, the swelling of your legs and feet, no desire to eat, the feeling of nausea/vomiting, feeling confused, anxious and restless as well as pain in the back just below the rib cage.
What causes acute renal failure?
There are three main causes of acute renal failure. They are the following:
- A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys
- Damage caused by some medications, poisons, or infections
- A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys
What is chronic kidney disease?
Chronic kidney disease is described as having issues with your kidneys for a period of time in which your kidneys are not functioning the way they were meant to. Your kidneys are important to your body because they filter your blood and allow waste to be removed from your body. A kidney that is not functioning correctly can cause various symptoms including urinating less than normal, swelling in legs and feet, feeling tired or sleepy, not feeling hungry, losing weight without trying, nausea/vomiting, trouble sleeping, and headaches.
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What is End-stage kidney disease?
End-stage kidney disease is also know as chronic kidney disease. It is a progressive loss in kidney (renal) function over a period of time. Usually this time frame is measured in months or years. As the reduction of the function of the kidney progresses, a person experiencing chronic kidney disease may experience an overall unwell feeling and may find that they have a reduction in their appetite. The most common causes for end-stage kidney disease is high blood pressure and diabetes.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) is a condition that eventually affects everyone at some point. This condition can develop over years without symptoms, and can increase your risk of heart disease, kidney disease and tumors. High blood pressure is defined as increased pressure created against the walls of your arteries by your heart. Around 70 million adults and around two million teenagers in the United States are said to have hypertension.
What is Electrolyte Disorders?
An imbalance of minerals in a person's body causes electrolyte disorders. This causes issues because there needs to be a balance of certain minerals in the body for the body to properly function.
The following are some of the minerals that Electrolytes refers to:
These minerals are present in your blood, body fluids, and urine.
What is Vasculitis of the kidneys?
Inflammation of blood vessels in the arteries and veins is referred to as Vasculitis. Kidneys are commonly affected by vasculitis. Early detection and treatment of severe vasculitis can prevent permanent damage. Vasculitis can be mild or disabling, and can even lead to death. Patients can have one episode of vasculitis or have repeated episodes over several years. Most types of vasculitis are rare