Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, is a serious medical condition where the kidneys are no longer able to function properly.
This means that the kidneys are unable to effectively remove waste and excess fluid from the body, which can lead to a buildup of toxins in the bloodstream.
Kidney failure can be acute, occurring suddenly and often as a result of injury or illness, or chronic, developing over a long period of time and usually associated with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Without proper treatment, kidney failure can be life-threatening. Treatment may involve medication, dialysis, or a kidney transplant.
10 Causes Of Kidney Failure:
Here are 10 common causes of kidney failure:
High Blood – pressure also known as hypertension, is a common medical condition in which the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently high.
Diabetes- is a chronic disease that affects how your body processes blood sugar (glucose).
Glomerulonephritis – inflammation of the kidney’s glomeruli
Polycystic Kidney Disease – a genetic disorder that can cause fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys
Pyelonephritis – a severe bacterial infection of the kidneys
Interstitial Nephritis – inflammation of the tissue between the kidney tubules
Urinary Tract Blockages – caused by an enlarged prostate gland in men or bladder tumors
Lupus Nephritis – an autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation of the kidneys.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome – a rare disorder that can lead to the breakdown of red blood cells and blood clots in blood vessels
Multiple Myelomas – a type of cancer that can cause kidney damage.