Postrenal acute renal failure is caused when something interferes with the flow of urine from the kidneys. When urine can't leave the kidneys, it results in a buildup of waste in the blood. This leads to problematic symptoms in the kidneys, blood, bladder, and throughout the body. The effect on the body depends on the cause of the disruption to urine flow. The blockage may be caused by a variety of underlying factors, including bladder or kidney stones, tumors pressing on the bladder or ureters, an enlarged prostate, or a blood clot. These factors may cause other problems in your body, including a swollen bladder that can lead to severe abdominal pain.
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How does postrenal acute renal failure affect the body?
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Does arteriolosclerosis run in families?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
One of the risk factors for developing arteriolosclerosis is family history. Researchers have found that a person's risk increases if there are members of their family with a history of early heart disease or aneurysm. In fact, studies have shown that you are at risk for arteriolosclerosis if a close male relative was diagnosed with heart disease before he was 55 years of age or if a close female relative developed heart disease before the age of 65 years. It is important to note that working hard to reduce other risk factors, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and stress may lessen the influence of family history
Besides LDL cholesterol, what factors determine my risk of heart disease?
In addition to the lipid abnormalities nicely outlined above, advanced age, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or diabetes, smoking, and a family history of heart disease are all risk factors that have been found to be associated with an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke.
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