Prognosis of Kidney Failure

The prognosis of Kidney Failure depends upon the severity of the symptoms. Acute kidney failure requires early treatment since the condition can be life threatening. Once treatment is administered and the underlying cause is taken care of, the kidneys are able to function again within a matter of some weeks to months. In some cases, kidney failure may become chronic and end stage kidney disease may develop. Kidney failure that occurs due to trauma, infection or surgery may be serious and life threatening in case of individuals with lung or heart disease. The condition can be fatal in case there is excess loss of blood in the intestinal tract, severe infection or rapid progression of kidney failure. 
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