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What Are The Causes Of Kidney Failure

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-11-20 09:18

What Are The Causes Of Kidney FailureKidney failure is a condition that kidney loses its function partially or throughly. As we know, kidney is an important organ of body, so kidney failure is a terrible stage of kidney disease. Thereby, what are the causes of kidney failure?

In fact, kidney failure consists of acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure.

Causes of acute kidney failure:

Acute kidney failure can be caused by many reasons, such as a sudden shortage of blood flow to kidney, severe dehydration, damage caused by medicines or toxins, obstruction of urine flow from kidney, etc. Acute kidney failure can affect patient’s health condition severely, and patient can have many severe symptoms in a short time.

In fact, acute kidney failure is dangerous, which can threaten patient’s life. But this condition is able to be cured if patient has accepted right treatment timely.

Causes of chronic kidney failure:

Causes of chronic kidney disease can also be caused by many reasons, like medicine toxicity, hypertension, diabetes, autoimmune disorder, genetic disease, etc.

In fact, chronic kidney disease is hard to cure, and almost all chronic kidney disease can progress into kidney failure if it has not been well controlled in the early stage, so the causes of chronic kidney disease can also be treated as the reasons of chronic kidney failure.

The most common reasons that can cause patient to have chronic kidney failure is diabetes and hypertension, so patient with these diseases should pay attention to prevent the risk of getting kidney damage.

While PKD is also a very common condition that can cause patient to have kidney failure eventually, because it is caused by gene mutation.

Besides, kidney failure is also very likely to be caused by autoimmune diseases, such as lupus nephritis, purpura nephritis, IgA nephropathy, etc.

These are the common causes of kidney failure, while kidney failure may also be caused by many other reasons. To treat kidney disease, finding out the underlying reason is very important. If you are not sure what is reason of your kidney failure, you can also contact us, and we are willing to help you.



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