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The kidneys are bean-shaped organs in the back of your belly, just above your waist. They filter your blood and get rid of waste products and extra fluid from your body. The kidneys also help to control your blood pressure and produce red blood cells. The waste is turned into urine. Sometimes, your kidneys do not work well. Kidney failure is an illness where your kidneys stop cleaning waste from the blood. Kidney failure may be acute or chronic.

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Kidney Failure

About this topic

The kidneys are bean-shaped organs in the back of your belly, just above your waist. They filter your blood and get rid of waste products and extra fluid from your body. The kidneys also help to control your blood pressure and produce red blood cells. The waste is turned into urine. Sometimes, your kidneys do not work well. Kidney failure is an illness where your kidneys stop cleaning waste from the blood. Kidney failure may be acute or chronic.

What drugs may be needed?

Help with pain,Prevent or fight an infection,Remove body fluids,Control blood pressure,Raise your body's red blood cells,Balance your body's minerals

What changes to diet are needed?

You need to limit your food and fluid intake. Your doctor will tell you what you can and cannot eat. This will help lessen the work of your recovering kidneys.,Eat high-carb, low-protein meals. Some foods high in good carbs are: Fresh fruit like oranges, apples, pears, peaches, and watermelon Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, and cabbage,Fresh fruit like oranges, apples, pears, peaches, and watermelon,Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, and cabbage,Limit your salt by not using table salt, sauces, canned foods, salted snacks, and foods that are cured.,Cut back on the number of calories you eat if you are on peritoneal dialysis. The sugar in the fluid used for dialysis can make you gain weight.

What problems could happen?

Heart, brain, liver, lung problems,High blood pressure,Low red blood cells,Infection,Swelling,Shortness of breath,Bleeding,New kidney is rejected

Body systems

Ambulatory Care,Renal

What are other common names?

Acute Kidney Failure,Acute Kidney Injury,Acute on Chronic Renal Failure,Acute Renal Failure,ARF,Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5,Chronic Kidney Failure,Chronic Renal Failure,CKD5,CRF,End-Stage Renal Disease,ESRD,Failure,Kidney Injury, Acute,Kidney Injury, Chronic,Renal Failure,Renal Failure, Acute,Renal Failure, Chronic,Renal Insufficiency

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