The Kidney (3)
Which treatments are there for the acute kidney problems?
Usually patients go into hospital for acute kidney disease, or they are already hospitalized. In some cases patients may also be treated at home. In any case, the underlying cause of the kidney failure should be identified. The question: “What kind of injury or illness caused the kidney failure?” is often difficult to answer.
Treating and preventing complications until your kidneys can recover is very important. Treatments for preventing complications include. . .
- Balancing the amount of fluids in your body (too high/too less)
e.g. with intravenous fluids or diuretics;
- Controlling blood potassium levels
e.g. with calcium, glucose or sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
If the blood potassium is too high, it can cause a…