Renal failure:

Renal insufficiency in men ( Kidney failure )

A kidney failure is present when the kidney is severely damaged and can therefore no more fulfill its task. Depending on how rapidly it developed, it is classified as either acute or chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure occurs within hours or days and may be cured, but once it becomes chronic then it will most likely be permanent. People with chronic kidney failure therefore may need dialysis regularly or accept a kidney transplant.

Full Description

Kidney failure is a condition where the kidney loses normal functions. It can be classified as either acute kidney failure or chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure develops rapidly but might be curable and reversible. Chronic kidney failure usually develops gradually over years and it is not reversible.

Symptoms

Less than 3 defecations per week, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Reduced appetite, Increased urine quantity, Flatulence, Mood swings, Increased appetite, Hot flushes, Protrusion of the eyes, Palpitations, Nervousness, Mood swings, Sweating, Tremor at rest, Sleeplessness, Weight loss, Hair loss, Cold sweats, Diarrhea, Itching eyes, Brittleness of nails, Difficulty in swallowing, Irregular heartbeat, Muscle weakness, Eye pain, Dry eyes, Night sweats, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Fatty defecation, Weight gain, Foul smelling defecation, Cold feet, Stress-related leg pain, Pain in the calves, Leg ulcer, Leg cramps, Non-healing skin wound, Hand pain, Foot pain, Impairment of male potency, Lower-back pain, Absence of a pulse, Blue colored skin, Eye redness, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Itching eyes, Burning eyes, Tears, Eyelids sticking together, Oversensitivity to light, Breathing-related pains, Shortness of breath, Bloody cough, Chest pain, Weight loss, Cough, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Disorientation regarding time or place, Double vision, Double vision, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Increased salivation, Memory gap, Yellow colored skin, Impaired balance, Hot flushes, Cold sweats, Lockjaw, Headache, Cramps, Oversensitivity to light, Nausea, Tremor at rest, Hallucination, Agitation, Absence of a pulse, Irregular heartbeat, Difficulty in speaking, Trouble understanding speech, Blue colored skin, Vomiting, Dizziness, Nausea, Missed period, Menstruation disorder, Weight gain, Nausea, Headache, Tiredness, Dizziness, Vomiting, Frequent urination, Urination during the night, Cravings, Distended abdomen, Abdominal pain, Bleeding from vagina, Back pain, Back pain, Heartburn, Missed period, Nausea, Weight gain, Vomiting, Lower-back pain, Feeling faint, Abdominal pain, Less than 3 defecations per week, Flatulence, Hard defecation, Difficult defecation, Incomplete defecation, Early satiety, Side pain, Weight gain, Vomiting, Nausea, Reduced appetite, Distended abdomen, Pain of the anus, Itching of the anus, Difficulty in speaking, Aggressiveness, Sadness, Hallucination, Agitation, Cheek swelling, Eyelid swelling, Lip swelling, Skin wheal, Facial swelling, Difficulty in swallowing, Hoarseness, Tongue swelling, Hand swelling, Shortness of breath, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Foot swelling, Limited mobility of the fingers, Numbness of the hands, Foot pain, Hand pain, Cold feet, Sensitivity to cold, Hand swelling, Cold hands, Blue colored skin, Skin rash, Skin thickening, Itching of skin, Flaking skin, Dry skin, Coarsening of the skin structure, Hardening of the skin, Skin redness, Skin lesion, Skin rash, Itching eyes, Eye redness, Scar, Immobilization, Muscle pain, Muscular weakness in the arm, Muscular weakness in the leg, Muscular atrophy of the arm, Muscular atrophy in the leg, Burning in the throat, Chest pain, Cough, Early satiety, Heartburn, Hiccups, Hoarseness, Pain on swallowing, Sore throat, Abdominal pain, Stomach burning, Vomiting, Vomiting blood, Dry mouth, Mouth pain, Tongue burning, Flatulence, Sleeplessness, Itching of the anus, Urination during the night, Increased urine quantity, Increased thirst, Nausea, Leg swelling, Yellow colored skin

Medical Conditions

Kidney failure can be either acute or chronic. The causes of acute kidney failure are usually due to sudden damage to the kidney such as 1) a traumatic injury with high blood loss, 2) a sudden reduction in blood flow to the kidneys, 3) shock or sepsis, 4) obstruction of the urinary system, 5) damage from certain drugs or toxins, and 6) pregnancy complications. Chronic kidney failure develops gradually on the basis of certain disease. For example, the causes of chronic kidney failure include 1) immune system diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, 2) urinary tract infection such as pyelonephritis, 3) chronic inflammation of the kidneys, 4) polycystic kidney disease, 5) congenital defects, 6) drugs and toxins, 7) diabetes and high blood pressure. People with kidney failure may have excessive accumulation of fluid in the body, and have symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, seizure, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. It can also result in a loss of consciousness. Untreated, a kidney failure may lead to death.

Treatment

The treatment of kidney failure will depend on the conditions. An acute kidney failure will be treated according to the causes. For example, if it is caused by an infection, then antibiotics and a temporary dialysis can help the kidney to recover. However, if the kidney failure is chronic, the kidney will not gain back its function and the treatment may include substitutive procedures such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation.