What does kidney failure mean? Causes, signs and treatments

The latter stage of chronic kidney disease is kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), And if your kidney stops working you will need a kidney transplant or dialysis.



What does kidney failure mean?


The kidneys are a pair of organs facing down the back. Each side of your spine has one kidney. They filter your blood, and remove your body toxins. Kidneys transmit toxins to your bladder which are later removed by your body during urination.


Remember people who live in fear of diseases are people who get it, for the body is the servant of the mind. Our body function subconsciously.



Causes of Kidney Failure.


Kidney failure happens when the ability of your kidney to remove waste from your blood sufficiently is impaired. Several factors can affect the health and function of your kidney,



Here are few factors that can affect the health and function of your kidney.


  1. Renal trauma.

  2. Some acute and chronic illnesses.

  3. Toxic reactions to contaminants, or certain medications.

  4. Acute  dehydration.


Note,  kidney failure is caused by other health problems that have done little by little, over time, permanent damage (harm) to your kidneys.



What are signs of kidney failure?


  • Coma

  • Cramp muscles

  • Vomiting and Nausea

  • Swelling of your ankles, legs and feet from fluid retention caused by kidney failure to reduce water wastage

  • Too little urine, too much (pee) urine

  • Difficulty catching your breath and Sleeping difficulties

  • Itching most times and neither feeling hungry etc

  •  Fever and back pain

  • Abdominal pain (belly) and Diarrhoea


Feeling one or more of the above signs can be a sign of severe kidney problems. When you experience any of these signs you should get in contact with your doctor immediately.




Remember health is wealth and don't wait till late, Get checked now.


Treatment for kidney failure will depend on circumstances and doctor's recommendation.


If you have kidney failure (end-stage renal disease or ESRD), coping with it will require dialysis or a kidney transplant.



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