As clouds precedes rain so are symptoms of every ailment.
The kidney is one of the essential organs of the human body. The kidney just like other body parts has early signs to alert the body that something is going wrong with it.
However, lacking knowledge about these signals often leads to neglects and the situation can aggravate later.
The kidney is a pair of fist-sized organs located at the bottom of the rib cage. There is one kidney on each side of the spine.
The kidney performs many important functions apart from that for he proper functioning of the body.
They are powerful chemical factories that performs the following functions;
1. Remove waste products from the body
2. Remove drugs from the body
3. Balances body fluids
4. Release hormones that regulates body blood pressure
5. Control the production of red blood cells
Acute kidney failure can be fatal and requires intensive treatment. However, acute kidney failure may be reversible. If you’re otherwise in good health, you may recover normal or nearly normal kidney function.
Signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure may include:
1. Decrease in urine output although occasionally, urine output will become normal.
2. Fluid retention causing swelling of the legs, ankles or feet.
3. Shortness of breath and fatigue
4. Nausea and weakness
6. Irregular heartbeat
6. Chest pain or pressure
Sometimes acute kidney failure causes no signs or symptoms and is detected through lab test.
If the situation is not detected early for treatment, it can develop potential complications such as
1. Chest pain: the inner lining of your heart become inflamed and that will result in chest pain
2. Fluid buildup: Acute may lead to buildup of fluids in the lungs which can cause shortness of breath.
3. Muscle weakness: This results from body fluids and electrolytes that takes the body chemistry out of balance which will result in muscle weakness.
4. Permanent kidney damage.
Sometimes, acute kidney failure can lead to permanent loss of kidney function.