Renal Failure or kidney failure is a condition in which the kidney fails to function adequately. There are two types: Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Renal Failure. Either of them may be caused by large number of other medical problems.
◆ Acute Kidney Failure causes
This condition is usually caused by a sudden interruption in the blood supply
to the kidneys due to enough long-time of blood loss, a fall in blood pressure,
severe dehydration or lack of salt.
Acute Renal Failure may occur with any serious illness or operation,
especially those complicated by severe infection.
Drug overdoses, whether accidental or from chemical overloads of drugs, may
also lead to the onset of Acute Renal Failure.
Sudden blockage to the drainage of urine from the kidney can cause damage,
such as a kidney stone.
◆ Chronic Renal Failure causes
Whatever can cause chronic and progressive injury of renal parenchyma will
eventually lead to Chronic Renal Failure. These diseases include Hypertensive
Glomerular Arteriosclerosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Chronic Interstitial
Nephritis and Chronic Glomerulonephritis, which is the most commonly seen.
Besides, inflammatory conditions affecting the kidney tissue, as a complication
of long-standing Diabetes Mellitus, chronic blockage to the drainage of the
kidneys like Urinary Stone and certain inherited conditions such as Polycystic
Kidney Disease can also lead to Chronic Renal Failure. Often, the cause has
occurred many years earlier and cannot be identified.
Currently, the most advanced therapy of immunotherapy is used to treat Renal
Failure and other immune defect kidney diseases. Immunotherapy can repair
damaged renal cells effectively, restore renal function as well as regulate the
immune system so as to treat kidney disease and restore health.
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