What are the symptoms of intrinsic acute renal failure?

Since intrinsic acute renal failure is usually the result of another serious condition, symptoms may be different depending on the cause of the kidney failure. Intrinsic acute renal failure can often be caused by an infection or allergic reaction to medication, or by a chronic kidney disease, so the symptoms of those conditions will usually be noticed first. The first symptom of intrinsic acute renal failure is often fluid retention, which leads to swelling or puffiness in the hands, feet, and legs. Some people will experience a decrease in their amount of urine, though this isn't the case with everyone. As the condition progresses, symptoms may include drowsiness, fatigue, and confusion. Other symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, itchiness, and in severe cases, seizures.

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Kidney Failure (Acute Kidney Failure)

Acute kidney failure happens when your kidneys lose their ability to rid your body of waste, excess fluid and salts. When your kidneys no longer filter properly, the fluids, salts and wastes accumulate in your body. Acute kidney f...

ailure develops quickly, within hours or days. Signs can include urinating less, swelling in your legs, ankles or feet because of the fluid you're retaining, drowsiness, shortness of breath and fatigue. You are most at risk of acute kidney failure if you are hospitalized with another serious problem that requires intensive care. Other risk factors include being elderly, having diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure and liver disease. Acute kidney failure can be fatal. However, it can be successfully treated with drugs and dialysis.

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