Acute Kidney Failure Symptoms
Self-Care at Home
It is not advised to treat acutekidney failure on one's own. A extremely critical condition that needs medical attention iskidney failure.
It could be possible to receive all or part of your care at home. Under the direction of a healthcare professional, a home health nurse may deliver treatment in particular circumstances.
In cases in which recovery of kidney function is incomplete,
the artificial kidney may be needed to clear excess water and accumulating wastes.
This is done by dialysis, a process by which the blood is cleared of wastes and excess water.
Dialysis, when needed for acute renal failure, is performed at a hospital or dialysis center.
Home dialysis may be appropriate in cases in which kidney failure is permanent and dialysis
is needed indefinitely.
The patient's healthcare provider will arrange follow-up visits as needed for the underlying cause of their kidney failure and the severity of the disease. He or she will monitor the patient's underlying condition and do appropriate lab tests to be sure that the kidney failure has resolved. Preventive measures may be needed in some situations to prevent the problem from occurring again.
Yearly physical exams by a healthcare provider include blood tests and urinalysis to monitor kidney and urinary tract health.
Drink enough fluids to keep the kidney functioning properly.
Avoid taking substances or medications that can poison or damage kidney tissues. Ask a healthcare provider about substances to avoid.
Persons at risk for chronic kidney disease may need more frequent testing for kidney function and other problems that occur with declining kidney function. Difficulties urinating or blood in the urine should prompt a visit to your physician as soon as possible.