Can You Tell Me Some Detailed Information about Acute Kidney Injury?

Q:
Can you tell me some detailed information about acute kidney injury?

A:
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is also called acute renal failure (ARF). It is a kind of acute disease in kidney which is characterized by the sudden loss of kidney function. It can develop in fast pace, usually within a week.

The possible symptoms of AKI:

  • Urine output reduction
  • Breath shortness
  • Chest pain
  • Fluid retention
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Seizures or coma

The possible causes of AKI:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Kidney inflammatory
  • Kidney ischemia
  • Urine tract obstruction
  • Kidney tissue damage
  • Radiation
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Liver failure

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