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What Will Happen in Acute Kidney Failure

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What Will Happen in Acute Kidney Failure  Kidney Failure refers that kidney can not function adequately and it can be divided into two types-Chronic Kidney Failure and Acute Kidney Failure. Here we will talk about what will happen in acute renal failure. If you are interested in this topic, please keeping reading.

Acute kidney failure indicates that your kidney suddenly become unable to function well, and renal function also can drop sharply. It develops rapidly over a few hours or few days and it is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly in critically ill people who need intensive care. Acute kidney failure can be fatal if left untreated.

Normally, our healthy kidneys are in charge of filtering waste products from blood. However, when your kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of wastes may accumulate and your blood’s chemical makeup may get out of balance.

What are the signs or symptoms of acute kidney failure?

If you are suffering the below symptoms, you should pay more attention to your physical condition.

Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal

Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet


Shortness of breath



Nausea and vomiting

Seizures or coma in severe cases

Chest pain or pressure

Although it can induce so many symptoms, it can be reversible if treat it in time. If left untreated, it also can transform into chronic kidney disease which may be more serious.

In addition, some diseases can increase your risk of acute kidney failure, including diabetes, blockage in the blood vessels, high blood pressure, heart failure, liver disease and so on. Therefore, yu should see a doctor and do some regular physical tests to monitor the condition even you have the only one symptom.

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