Renal Failure

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  • Kidney Faliure
    • Acute
      • Symptoms
        • Little or no urine when you try to urinate.
        • Swelling, especially in your legs and feet.
        • Not feeling like eating.
        • Nausea and vomiting.
        • Feeling confused, anxious and restless, or sleepy.
        • Pain in the back just below the rib cage. This is called flank pain.
      • Causes
        • Sudden drop in blood flow to kidneys
        • Medications
          • Pain killers
          • Antibiotics
          • Dyes used in xrays
          • ACE inhibitors
        • Sudden blockage
          • Kidney stones
          • Tumour
          • Injury
          • Enlarged prostate gland
    • Chronic
      • Symptoms
        • Weight loss and poor appetite
        • Swollen ankles, feet or hands
        • Shortness of breath
        • Blood or protein in your urine
        • An increased need to urinate
        • Itchy skin
        • Muscle cramps
        • High blood pressure
        • Nausea
        • Erectile dysfunction in men
      • Causes
        • High blood pressure
        • Diabetes
        • Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the kidney)
        • Pyelonephritis (infection in the kidney)
        • Polycystic kidney disease
        • Failure of normal kidney development in an unborn baby while developing in the womb
        • Systemic lupus erythematosus
        • Long-term, regular use of medicines
        • Blockages


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