The Causes and Treatments of Acute Renal Failure

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Your kidneys lose the ability to remove waste, filter and balance fluid and electrolytes. This type of renal failure happens most often when there is an injury or trauma and blood flow to kidneys is severely compromised. A person can return back to normal after having acute renal failure, that is if you detect the problem and treat it on time. There are three causes prerenal, intrarenal and postrenal. In prerenal there is a sudden and drastic drop in blood pressure which can result in no blood flow to your kidneys also dehydration can be a part of it as well. Intrarenal occurs when the damage being done is directly to the kidneys. This can happen from the overuse of medications. Medications are not bad when used correctly but when you overuse or don’t use them correctly they can be very harmful to your kidneys. Postrenal is when there is an obstruction in the urinary tract most often from renal calculi or an enlarged prostate in men that blocks the flow of urine.
Diagnostic tests can be done to determine kidney function. The most important test to determine kidney function would be BUN and creatinine. Normal BUN is 6-20 mg/dl, creatinine normal levels are 0.6-1.2mg/dl. If kidneys begin…

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