March 8, 2010

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure:

Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys partly or completely lose their ability to filter water and waste from the blood. The build up of toxic substances normally removed from the body by the kidneys can cause dangerous health problems.

Renal Failure:

Renal Failure is also called acute kidney failure or the sudden and rapid failure of the kidney’s


Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the blood stream. Some of these are harmful to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage. When muscle is damaged, a protein pigment called myoglobin is released into the bloodstream and filtered out of the body by the kidneys. Myoglobin breaks down into potentially harmful compounds. It may block the structures of the kidney, causing damage such as acute tubular necrosis or kidney failure. Dead muscle tissue may cause a large amount of fluid to move from the blood into the muscle, reducing the fluid volume of the body and leading to shock and reduced blood flow to the kidneys.

Publisher: Salient News

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