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Can Renal Failure Cause Death

Can Renal Failure Cause DeathThere are a lot of people who begin to be tormented by renal failure every year all over the world. Kidney failure is one serious disorder, because it can induce many complications. Some of these complications may even be life-threatening, so patients will ask “can kidney failure cause death”.

First of all, we must emphasize that most kidney failure patients usually die of complications eventually instead of failed kidneys. Most often, several complications may cause death. They are:

1. Cardiovascular disorder: This is one main complication of chronic kidney disease and the most common cause of death for kidney patients. When chronic kidney disease progresses into end stage, cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure and impaired myocardium accounts for 45%-60% of death causes for kidney failure patients.

2. Metabolic acidosis: When kidneys are unable to filter blood normally, more and more uric acid will build up in the blood, resulting in metabolic acidosis. This disorder can cause nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, deep breathing, and other problem, and it is also one cause of death if too serious.

3. Pulmonary edema or pleural effusion: With the severe decline of urine output, the body will be loaded by too much fluid that can cause pleural effusion and pulmonary edema. This disorder is more likely to be accompanied by heart failure that can threaten patients’ life.

4. Hyperkalemia: If blood potassium level is higher than 6.5mmol/L, it indicates hyperkalemia. In this case, patients are more likely to suffer from severe complications like irregular heartbeat.

Additionally, some other problems such as bleeding tendency especially brain bleeding, severe anemia, and so on, may also increase the incidence of death. If you happen to have kidney failure and are faced by one or more complications the above mentioned, you should choose effective treatments to manage timely and improve your life quality. If you need any help, you can consult the doctor online or leave it in the form below.

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