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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Where can I learn more about my heart disease?
Dede Bonner, Health Education, answered
Taking a proactive and education-focused approach will help you greatly as you start to make permanent heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Cardiologist Dr. Alfred Bove says, “The number one issue is that patients need to understand their disease. The expectations for me are that they will manage their own cardiovascular risk factors, not just take orders from me. Patients are like the managers of their own databases, but I’m managing five hundred databases [patient files].”You can find extensive resources from the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) and Cardiosmart (www.cardiosmart.org).
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What is coronary heart disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
The heart is a very efficient organ, pumping nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to all muscles in the body, including the heart itself. Compromise blood flow to the heart muscle, and cells begin to die, electrical nodes that control the heart's rhythm go haywire, and the heart is no longer a well-organized pump.
Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of a heart attack. It occurs when the arteries are clogged with plaque deposits that prevent blood from flowing freely. Comprised of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other debris, the plaque can partially or totally block the flow of blood and promote blood clots. Over time, the plaque thickens in a process known as atherosclerosis. Clots can travel to vessels of the heart, lungs, and brain. Left untreated, atherosclerosis can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and death.
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