With proper prevention measures, many acute kidney failure can be prevented. And with timely and effective treatments acute kidney failure can be reversed and renal functions can be recovered or it might gradually progress into chronic renal failure and make it hard to be completely treated.
How to treat acute kidney failure?
The treatment options depend on what cause kidney failure, it might be removing of blockage, renal toxic medicines or restore adequate blood flow in the kidneys.
Some medicines such as diuretic and antibiotics are needed to relieve swelling, prevent and treat infections and control high level of blood potassium.
If there are quick and too much wastes accumulating in the body, dialysis may be needed to help remove these wastes and toxins. Usually dialysis is short term and only in very rare conditions will patients need to take permanent dialysis.
Some Chinese herbs have the functions of dilating blood vessels, anti-coagulation, anti-inflammation and degradation of extracellular matrix. It can be combined with dialysis and other medicines and this can not only strength the curative effects but also can help improve kidney functions and strengthen the immunity.
How to prevent acute kidney failure?
Preventions for acute kidney failure mainly include positive preventing and treating primary diseases, avoiding and eliminating inducing factors.
1. Nursing the five viscera. In daily life, people should have regular and healthy diets, proper and moderate exercises and maintain good and positive mood and attitude.
2. Preventing toxins. A large portion of acute renal failure is due to improper use of medicines and drugs. Therefore we should try to avoid taking and contacting renal toxic medicines and other toxins. In case of accidental use, early treatments should be taken.
3. Timely prevention and treatments. Once there is acute renal injury, proper treatments should be taken as soon as possible to dilate blood volume, rectify imbalances of water, electrolyte and acid-base and recover kidney functions. The treatments must be thorough or it might turn into chronic kidney failure.
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