Kidney failure happens when your kidneys suddenly lose the ability to eliminate excess salts, fluids, and waste materials from the blood. Body fluids can rise to dangerous levels when kidneys lose their filtering ability. The condition will also cause electrolytes and waste material to accumulate in your body, which can also be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure may include:
• Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal
• Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet
• Shortness of breath
• Seizures or coma in severe cases
• Chest pain or pressure
HOW IS KIDNEY FAILURE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of kidney failure is done by a general physician who would run a few tests include CT scan, USG and also blood and stool tests.
HOW IS KIDNEY FAILURE TREATED?
Acute Kidney Failure requires hospital stay and stabilizing kidney function through dialysis and medications. For chronic kidney disease that causes failure dialysis or kidney transplant is the only treatment option. Potassium controlling medications are prescribed to control potassium levels in blood
DID YOU KNOW?
Acute Kidney Failure can be fatal it is not treated immediately