Acute Renal Failure (ARF), also called Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) occurs when your kidneys suddenly become unable to filter products from your blood. There are some signs, such as elevated levels of creatinine blood urea nitrogen (BUN).
Creatinine and urea levels in blood in Acute Renal Failure
In Acute Renal Failure, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decreases over days to weeks. As a result, excretion of wastes such as creatinine and urea nitrogen.
Patients with acute renal failure are often asymptomatic, and the condition is diagnosed by observed elevations of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine levels.
Most authorities define the condition as an acute increase of the serum creatinine level from baseline (i.e., an increase of at least 0.5 mg per dL or 44.2 umol/L). Complete renal shutdown is present when the serum creatinine level rises by at least 0.5 mg/dL per day and the urine output is less than 400 mL per day (oliguria).
Normal creatinine and BUN levels
Serum creatinine: 0.6-1.2mg/dl for men and 0.5-1.1mg/dl for women
BUN level: 5-20mg/dl for adults
In general, when creatine is higher than 5.0mg/dl, it means Kidney Failure. There is not definite boundary of Acute Kidney Failure, you should consult your doctors. Or you can send you test report to firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions.
Signs and symptoms of Acute Kidney Failure
● Decreased urine output
● Fluid retention (Swelling or Edema), occurring in eyes, legs, ankles and feet
● Shortness of breath
● Chest pain or pressure
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms of Acute Renal Failure.
Prognosis of Acute Renal Failure
In most cases, as long as the symptoms and high levels can be controlled, Acute Renal Failure can be reversed. Timely and proper treatment is very important, and we are glad to provide help for you. Email to us or add our skype are both OK.