Kidney Failure In Adolescents Aged 19 Years?

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, I want to ask about the case that happened to my friend, he was convicted of kidney failure. The symptoms for 2 weeks before being treated intensively in the hospital were indeed very visible, but because of the lack of knowledge of the parents and the people around them, they thought this was just a normal illness. Until finally he was very weak and was rushed to get sick, this is where his family just found out from the doctor’s diagnosis. Today he just finished dialysis and his condition is very weak. R n r nPrior to this, he had indeed had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, dbd. R nAnd what makes me wonder that he is still 19 years old, is it possible 19 year old girls can get diseases like these and can kidney failure be completely cured, please enlighten me. r nYour deepest respect

1 Answer:

Hello, good afternoon Gusti Raka.

Kidney failure is a condition of disruption of kidney function to filter substances that the body does not need to be excreted through urine, so that these substances will accumulate in the blood and endanger the body. This condition of kidney failure can occur suddenly (referred to as acute renal failure) or can occur gradually (chronic renal failure).

Acute renal failure usually occurs rapidly due to disruption of blood vessel supply, for example in severe Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), impaired blood supply (shock), for example due to blood loss, severe diarrhea, very extensive and severe burns resulting in loss of body fluids, severe infections, etc., leading to failure of multi-organs including the kidneys. In addition, acute kidney failure can also be caused by other things that cause direct damage to the kidneys, namely: certain drugs, infections of the kidneys, contrast fluids used during X-rays / CT scans, alcohol poisoning, heavy metal poisoning, stones. kidneys, tumors in the urinary tract, etc.

Meanwhile, chronic kidney failure occurs slowly and gradually, as an end stage of a chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is mainly caused by uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and kidney disease such as glomerulonephritis (leaky kidney).

So regarding your question whether a 19 year old person can develop kidney failure, the answer may be. Beforehand, you need to know first whether the kidney failure experienced by your friend is acute kidney failure or a chronic type. Then it is necessary to know the cause whether it is due to high blood pressure or whether he already has a history of kidney disease, diabetes, and the other causes described above. Regarding recovery in kidney failure, it also depends on the type of kidney failure being experienced. In acute renal failure, kidney function recovery can occur if the condition is quickly treated. Meanwhile, acute renal failure is irreversible, that is, it cannot return to normal, what can be done is to slow down the worsening of the disease with medication and regular dialysis.

That's all, I hope this helps.

Greetings, dr. Denisa

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