Acute Kidney Failure (cont.)
Acute Kidney Failure Self-Care at Home
Self-treatment of acute kidney failure is not recommended. Kidney failure can be a very serious condition that requires medical care.
- It may be possible to receive some or all treatment at home. Treatment in some cases can be administered by a home health nurse under the supervision of
- In cases in which recovery of kidney function is incomplete, dialysis, a process by which the blood is cleared of wastes and excess water,
is used. Dialysis, when needed for acute renal failure, is performed at a hospital or dialysis center. Home dialysis may be appropriate in cases in which kidney failure is permanent and dialysis is needed indefinitely.
- Patients with kidney diseases will usually be required to follow a renal diet (kidney diet), that is often low in protein and potassium.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/2/2012
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