Once kidney damage starts (noticed) situation gradually becoming worse, will leads to lost of life too.

Note : Any of these symptoms you observed you may found that the serum creatinine level of the blood might have increased.  A normal kidney will remove extra creatinine from the blood stream and get rid of it in urine. More creatinine in the blood is a sign that the kidneys aren’t cleaning the blood as well as they should. This test can spot something is wrong before a patient with kidney failure feels sick.

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What is the role of a Healthy Kidney in Body: 

Role of a Healthy kidney :

  • Keep a balance of water and minerals (such as sodium, potassium, and phosphorus) in your blood
  • Remove waste from your blood after digestion, muscle activity, and exposure to chemicals or medications
  • Make renin, which your body uses to help manage your blood pressure
  • Make a chemical called erythropoietin, which prompts your body to make red blood cells
  • Make an active form of vitamin D, needed for bone health and other things

Acute Kidney Problems

If your kidneys suddenly stop working, doctors call it Acute Kidney Injury or Acute Renal Failure (ARF). The main causes are:

  • Internal Bleeding
  • Less blood flow to the kidneys
  • Direct damage to the kidneys themselves
  • Heavy Dehydration (High Protein Intake)
  • Urine backed up in the kidneys (Holding Urine for Long/ Enlarged Prostrate Problem)
  • Very high blood pressure
  • EDEMA ( symptom of swelling in hand, feet ) : This you can say a result of Acute Kidney Damage

It has been found too if a person have a heart or liver failure that also leads to acute kidney damage.

Chronic Kidney Disease

When the kidneys don’t work properly over a long period or can say more than 3 months, the kidney efficiency dropped to less than 20% , this is the case of  chronic kidney disease. In this case patient doesn’t have any visual or serious symptoms till the kidney efficacy dropped below 20%.

Chronic kidney Failure (CRF) main causes :

  • Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Blocked urinary tract
  • Kidney infection
  • Polycystic kidney disease (A  genetic condition where fluid-filled sacs form in your kidneys )
Drugs and toxins, such as lead poisoning, long-term use of some medications including NSAIDs  (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen and naproxen, and IV street drugs can permanently damage your kidneys. So can being around some types of chemicals over time.
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ArticleSource : Urology Care;
ImageSource : DPCEC; South West Kidney
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