Dehydration Leading to Renal Failure
Severe dehydration can lead to renal impairment called acute renal failure. When ARF happens your kidneys suddenly stop working properly. There are three classifications of ARF. According to Yahoo Health, 55 percent of ARF results from pre-renal acute renal failure.
Dehydration occurs as the result of a drastic reduction of fluid within your body.
With pre-renal ARF you suffer from perfusion, or an inadequate blood flow to your kidneys. Thus, your kidneys are unable to properly remove waste products from your body.
Treatment for pre-renal ARF is to improve your body’s ability to circulate blood to your kidneys. Therefore, your doctor will give you intravenous fluids to treat your dehydration.
Your ARF is usually reversed after you have intravenous fluids. In fact, your kidney function improves along with an increase of urine output, according to the Nephrology Channel.
Dehydration leading to pre-renal ARF can result from the overuse of diuretics.