Symptoms and Types of Kidney Failure

Some people are at higher risk of kidney disease. Here, it is important to spread awareness about kidney diseases to prevent it at an early stage.

Symptoms of Kidney Failure

The symptoms of kidney failure are different for everyone. For example, if you look at some of the early symptoms of kidney failure, they are difficult to recognize. You can see this as one of the early symptoms of kidney failure such as


- Lack of urination

- Always lack of water in the body

- Swelling in the feet, ankles and body

- Respiratory problems

- Extreme drowsiness or tiredness

- Persistent nausea


-Pain or pressure in your chest


Types of kidney failure

  • Acute kidney failure

There are two types of acute kidney failure,

Acute prerenal kidney failure

Inadequate blood circulation to the kidneys can lead to acute renal failure. In fact, when this happens, the kidneys cannot filter toxins from the blood. This type of kidney failure can usually be cured when your doctor treats the cause associated with decreased blood circulation.

Acute intrinsic kidney failure

 In acute intragenic kidney failure, there is a lack of oxygen to the kidneys due to toxin overload and ischemia, leading to kidney failure.

  • Chronic kidney failure- 

There are two types of acute kidney failure

Chronic prerenal kidney failure

When there is no proper blood circulation in the kidneys for a long time, the kidneys start to sink and lose their ability to function.

Chronic Intrinsic Kidney Failure

This occurs when there is long-term damage to the kidneys due to intrinsic kidney disease. This can cause severe bleeding or a lack of oxygen in the kidneys.

Post-renal kidney failure

This is a long-term blockage of the urine. This causes pressure and eventually kidney damage.

Risk factors associated with kidney failure

Some people are at high risk of kidney failure and should be aware of it. such as

- Diabetic patient

- Age

-Lack of blood circulation

-High blood pressure

- Heart diseases

-Kidney diseases

- Liver diseases

- Cancer

Also, acute kidney failure can cause fluid to build up in your lungs, which can lead to shortness of breath. This can cause chest pain and pericardium. Muscle weakness and lack of electrolytes.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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