Acute renal failure
What is Acute renal failure?
End-stage renal disease patients undergo kidney transplantation to extend and enhance their lives. Both harvesting and transplanting can be done by open or laparoscopic surgery.
Acute kidney failure occurs when your kidneys abruptly quit functioning. Acute renal failure is a term used by doctors to describe this condition. It might happen in a matter of hours or days.
Acute renal failure may not usually mean permanent kidney failure. Your kidneys can return to normal function if you seek therapy immediately away and don't have any other major health concerns.
Your kidneys' primary function is to filter waste from your blood. They help manage blood pressure by removing excess fluid from your blood (which forms urine). Kidneys aid in the production of red blood cells. They also activate vitamin D and control electrolytes (a type of nutrient).
When the kidneys are injured, they don't work as well as they should. This might occur as a result of another medical condition, such as diabetes. Chronic renal failure is a loss of kidney function that occurs over a lengthy period of time.
Acute renal failure can cause the following signs and symptoms:
• Urine production is reduced, however it might occasionally return to normal.
• Swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet is caused by fluid retention.
• Breathing problems
• Irregular heartbeat is a condition in which the heartbeat is irregular.
• Pain or pressure in the chest
• In extreme circumstances, seizures or coma may occur.
Acute renal failure can sometimes go unnoticed and only be identified through lab testing performed for another reason.
Acute renal failure can develop when one or more of the following conditions exist:
• You have a disorder that causes your kidneys' blood flow to slow down.
• Your kidneys are damaged in a direct way.
• The urine drainage tubes (ureters) in your kidneys become clogged, preventing wastes from leaving your body through urine.