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Acute Renal Failure

The sudden inability of the kidneys to filter the waste products of the blood is called acute renal failure, which results in chemical accumulation in the blood and chemical imbalance. Reduced urinary output, swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, shortness of breath, nausea, confusion, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, chest pain are the manifestations of acute renal failure. Fluid buildup in the lungs, chest pain, muscle fatigue, permanent kidney damage, and death are serious complications.

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Can you please suggest how to improve my father's urine output after a brain stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, My 70 years old father had a brain stroke, and he has been operated thrice since then, including VP shunt. He is diabetic, and his condition has not improved yet. He is in the ICU, and his urine output has decreased to 2 tbsp.per hour. They performed dialysis two days back, but there i...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is an acute renal failure with underlying chronic diabetic kidney disease. It is very common in patients with diabetic kidney disease to go to acute failure. The prognosis is usually bad, and the choice of treatment is dialysis. Consult your treating nephrologist and...  Read Full »

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