Acute kidney injury, sometimes also called Acute kidney failure, is when the kidney suddenly stops working within a short time interval. It is curable when treated early and is different from chronic kidney failure, which is untreatable. Acute kidney injury requires immediate treatment.
Risk factors for Acute Kidney Injury are
- Being age 65 or above
- Having kidney disease or kidney problem
- Having high blood pressure
- Having a chronic disease, such as heart disease, liver disease, or diabetes
- Having peripheral artery disease
Symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury are
- Low urine output
- Swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet
- Feeling tired or exhausted
- Trouble catching your breath
- Feeling confused
- Pain or pressure in your chest
One must consult a Nephrologist immediately on diagnosis of acute kidney injury in order to avoid further damage and prevent complete kidney damage or failure. SS Kidney & Urology Hospital has a team of highly trained Nephrologists and support personnel to cure acute kidney injury.