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Kidney failure

Kidney failure: Introduction

Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 369 causes of Kidney failure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Kidney failure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Kidney failure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Kidney failure

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Causes of Types of Kidney failure:

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Kidney failure: Symptom Checker

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Kidney failure Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Kidney failure may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Kidney failure

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Kidney failure may include:

  • Terebinthina oleum homeopathic remedy
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Cantharis homeopathic remedy
  • Helleborus niger homeopathic remedy
  • Urtica urens homeopathic remedy
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Medications or substances causing Kidney failure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Kidney failure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Kidney failure:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Kidney failure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Fenofibrate and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Lofibra and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Tricor and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Fenofibrate and atorvastatin interaction
  • Lofibra and atorvastatin interaction
  • Tricor and atorvastatin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Kidney failure: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Kidney failure

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Kidney failure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Kidney failure listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Kidney failure as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Kidney failure

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK)

Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure, a serious condition in which the kidneys fail to rid the body of wastes. Kidney failure is the final stage of a slow deterioration of the kidneys, a process known as nephropathy. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK)

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK)

Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure, a serious condition... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK)

Renal failure is any acute or chronic loss of kidney function and is the term used when some kidney... (Source: excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK)

Definitions of Kidney failure:

Acute or chronic condition, characterized by the inability of the kidneys to adequately filter the blood substances, resulting in uremia and electrolyte imbalances. Acute renal failure is usually associated with oliguria or anuria, hyperkalemia, and pulmonary edema. Chronic renal failure is irreversible and requires hemodialysis.--2004
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Inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
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A condition in which the kidneys stop working and are not able to remove waste and extra water from the blood or keep body chemicals in balance. Acute kidney failure happens suddenly (for example, after an injury) and may be treated and cured. Chronic kidney failure develops over years (related to high blood pressure or diabetes, for example) and cannot be cured. Chronic kidney failure may lead to total and permanent kidney failure, called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and requires dialysis (process of cleaning the blood by passing it through a membrane or filter) or a kidney transplant.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Kidney failure

The list below shows some of the causes of Kidney failure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Kidney failure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Kidney failure. Of the 369 causes of Kidney failure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 349 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Kidney failure:

The following list of conditions have 'Kidney failure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Kidney failure:

The following list of medical conditions have Kidney failure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Kidney failure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Kidney failure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Kidney failure:

    Uremia, Renal failure, Azotemia renal
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Kidney failure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Kidney failure:

    Kidney symptoms (1125 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Kidney failure:

    Kidney symptoms (1125 causes), Kidney pain (14 causes), Urinary symptoms (1228 causes), Altretamine, Amikacin, Amphotericin B, Amyloidosis, Angiomyolipoma, Burns, Cadmium, Cardiac failure, Left sided, Cholestatic jaundice, Chronic interstitial nephritis

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    Medical News summaries about Kidney failure

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Kidney failure

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