If a patient’s kidneys begin to fail, renal failure treatment is required immediately.
Excessive exposure to toxins, including alcohol, some medications, or poisons in the environment can all cause kidney failure. So can certain diseases, severe dehydration, and physical damage to the organs.
The symptoms of kidney failure vary depending on the stage of kidney failure that you’re in. End-stage kidney failure is marked by vomiting and nausea, itchy skin, and trouble breathing. Because the symptoms of kidney failure can be subtle at first, they are often missed by the patient and his or her family at the beginning. As the symptoms and disease progress, they become more obvious.
End-stage kidney failure requires dialysis as part of any treatment received. In dialysis, the patient is usually connected to a machine that performs the same functions as a kidney: the removal of toxins from the blood.