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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How is emotional stress linked to heart disease?
Stress is relative when it comes to heart disease risk, says Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, medical director of the Cardiac Health Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. In this video, she explains how stress can increase your heart disease risk.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What is left ventricular hypertrophy?
SCAI answeredHypertrophy is a medical term that means “too much growth because of increased size of cells.” In this case, it refers to excessive thickening of the wall of the lower left chamber of the heart (the left ventricle). As blood travels through the heart, the left ventricle is the last stop before circulating out through the heart’s aortic valve to reach the aorta, which then carries the oxygenated blood to the body.
Left ventricular hypertrophy can be a complication that develops from untreated moderate-to-severe aortic valve stenosis. Aortic valve stenosis is an abnormality that can be present at birth, or acquired later in life, in which the opening of the aortic valve is too narrow and limits blood flow. With moderate or severe narrowing of the valve opening, the heart’s left ventricle must work extra hard to pump blood. This extra work causes the left ventricle to thicken more than it should. Left ventricular hypertrophy can also be cause by abnormal thickening of the muscle cells, such as in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or uncontrolled hypertension.
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