Kidney failure of course is a very dangerous and deadly condition everybody is aware of. But what most of us are not aware of is how kidney failure can be caused or come about. In this article we are going to take a brief look at some of the major causes of Kidney failure.
Some of the things that would lead one into having a kidney failure are as follows:
• Low blood volume. When a person’s blood volume becomes extremely low maybe due to an extreme amount of blood loss the person stands a huge risk of having his or her kidney to stop working.
• Dehydration can also massively contribute to kidney failure. Dehydration can occur as a result of intense vomiting, fever, sweating etc. When this occurs to an individual, the person is likely to have a kidney failure.
• Some medications are also known to contribute greatly to kidney failure. Why? Because some of these medications have the strong tendencies of causing excessive water loss from the body. A perfect example of one of these medications is diuretics also known as ‘water pills’.
• Insufficient consumption of water can also lead to the dangerous condition.
• Problems of blood flowing to and from the kidney can be another contributor for kidney failure. According to experts, this happens when there is an obstruction of the renal artery which is a very dangerous thing to happen as this would then cause the normal course of blood flowing in and out of the kidney to stop, and when this happens the person experiences kidney failure.
• Infections to the body can also be grounds for the kidney to stop functioning. When our immune system is highly overcome or defeated as a result of various forms of infection, the end result would be an inflammation of the kidney. If this condition gets severe the kidney will simply stop functioning.
• The kidney can also stop functioning as a result of problems related to the outflow of urine. This is one of the most common causes of Kidney failure in many men. For example a man suffering from a condition like prostrate cancer can have the sickness blocking his urethra thereby preventing the bladder from getting emptied. If this keeps on the person is likely to end up suffering from an improper functioning of the kidney.
• The last but not the least cause of kidney failure is as a result of very dangerous levels of high blood pressure. Some health experts say that even diabetes can cause kidney failure.