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Overview Acute Renal Failure

Acute renal failure, also called acute kidney failure, happens when the patient's kidney loses its ability to filter waste. Waste starts accumulating in the kidneys which disturbs the chemical makeup of the patient's blood. The condition requires intensive care and treatment.

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Symptoms of acute renal failure: Fatigue Nausea Chest pain Drowsiness Decreased urine output


Causes of acute renal failure are: Infection Liver failure Bladder cancer Enlarged prostate Blood clot Dehydration


Doctor may conduct the following test to confirm acute renal failure: ... Kidney tissue test Blood test Urine test Urine output


Medications To control blood potassium: The specialist may prescribe calcium, sodium polystyrene sulfonate and glucose to prevent the build-up of potassium in the patient blood. High level of potassium in the blood can cause muscle weakness and arrhythmias. To Restore Blood Calcium: The specialist may prescribe calcium medication to increase the calcium level in the patient's blood. Dialysis The specialist removes the excess fluids


Prevention methods of acute renal failure include: Adequate hydration Minimizing nephrotoxin pressure Controlled blood sugar level Maintenance of mean arterial pressure

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