Treatment and Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury refers to a medical condition when kidneys stop functioning as they are supposed to. The function of kidneys is to eliminate waste from the blood, form urine and balance other body fluids.

Acute kidney injury (also called acute renal failure) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems that can be deadly.

All acute kidney injury conditions require a hospital stay for the patient to be treated. READ MORE