Acute renal failure is also called as acute kidney failure. It means sudden loss of ability of the kidney to remove waste. Causes can renal, pre renal, post renal. Infections and medications can also cause acute renal failure.
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hi, the query i have is that my 75 yr old mother was admitted to hospital last week after a fall. after routine blood tests it was found she was suffering acute renal failure. because of this it was decided to stop all treatment and to let nature take its cause. that was on friday. but then today (monday) we were told that the wrong disicision was made and treatment was started up again. but what id like to know is how much damage has been caused because of this and are we fighting a losing battle.
My mom is suffering from acute renal failure. Her BP was very low and so the docs gave her fluids to raise it. Only problem is I believe they are overloading mom s body with fluids. This i believe cause renal failure as easy as not enough fluid. Intake and expelling fluids should be roughly even but they aren t measuring it. They ve also stopped mom s diuretics which surely is putting a strain on her heart. I ve argued with the docs and nurses but what do I know. Her legs and arms are now swelling up and she is non responsive with a sleep like state or extreme fatigue. She doesn t recognise anyone and this as happened within 4 days hospital treatment.
I had shingles and was written a wrong prescription for Valtrex of 6g per day in stead of 3g per day. Ended up with acute renal failure. Litigation going on and attorneys said they found that up to 8g per day can be taken. I can t find any information on this dosage.