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What Can Contribute To Renal Failure

2013-04-17 09:46

Many people are told that they have developed renal failure but not every patient know what caused their kidney problems. Knowing what can contribute to renal failure can help achieve more effective treatment. It can also help prevent kidney problems and renal failure by avoiding these factors.

1. Systemic diseases can contribute to renal failure. About 15% hypertension patients will develop renal failure and about 30% diabetes patients will develop diabetic renal failure. Of cause, the various chronic kidney diseases are the main cause of renal failure, therefore timely and proper treatment should be sought in the early stage so as to prevent its progression into renal failure.

2. Nephrotoxicity drugs. According to clinical survey, about 25% kidney failure has more or less relation with nephrotoxicity drugs. Besides, infections in urinary system such as urinary tract infection, chronic nephropyelitis can also cause kidney failure.

3. Age and renal failure. The elderly are more susceptible to renal damages or even renal failure such as in case of cold, infections, injuries, etc.

4. Other common causes of renal failure include lupus, purpura, hyperuricemia, multiple myeloma, systemic sclerosis, cirrhosis, etc.

Besides, there are many factors that can worsen renal damages or even threaten the patient’s life. These risks factors that can contribute to deterioration of renal failure are as follows.

1. Relapse or aggravation of primary diseases such as glomerulonephritis, hypertension, diabetes, ischemic kidney disease, etc.

2. Low blood volume such as low blood pressure, dehydration, shock, etc.

3. Sharp decline of blood supply to the kidneys.

4. Serious and poorly controlled high blood pressure

5. Urinary tract obstruction

6. Renal toxicity drugs

7. Serious infections

8. Others including high blood calcium, serious liver dysfunction, etc.

Many studies have also found that the following factors may play certain role in the progression of renal failure. These factors are poorly controlled blood glucose level, hypertension, proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, smoking, anemia, hyperlipidemia, malnutrition, accumulation of uremic toxins, etc.

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