Alternate Names : Acute Renal Insufficiency
What are the treatments for the disease?
Diuretic medicines, known as water pills,
are sometimes used to help the kidneys get rid of fluid in the body. In
other situations, fluids are given to promote increased blood flow to
If blood loss
has occurred, blood transfusions
ay be given. Salt imbalances
are monitored closely. Medicines can be given to lower elevated electrolytes
may be used to replace kidney function until the acute renal
failure resolves. Dialysis is a procedure where the blood flow from a person
is redirected through a special machine. The machine filters the blood and
then returns it to the person.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
In most cases, there are few side effects to treatment of acute
renal failure. The complexity of the disease itself can lead to further
difficulties though. When dialysis
is needed, a large intravenous tube, called a catheter, is placed into a vein in the upper
arm or chest. The catheter is used for withdrawing fluids from the
body or adding fluids. This can pose the risk of bleeding or infection.
What happens after treatment for the disease?
After normal kidney function has returned, the person will
be monitored for overall kidney and electrolyte function.
How is the disease monitored?
Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the