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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is acute renal failure?

Acute kidney failure occurs when the kidneys suddenly become unable to filter waste products from the blood. As a result, dangerous levels of wastes may accumulate, and the blood's chemical makeup may get out of balance.Acute kidney failure can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of acute renal failure

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Passing much less urine than normal

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Fatigue

  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute renal failure

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acute renal failure

  • Are you passing less urine?

  • Are you passing much less urine than normal?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Are you passing slightly less urine than usual?

Treatment for acute renal failure

Treatment for acute kidney failure involves identifying the illness or injury that originally damaged the kidneys and treat the underlying cause. It is also important to manage the complications and allow the kidneys time to heal.

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