Acute Renal Failure Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Acute Renal Failure? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at


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How to Prevent Acute Renal Failure

To help reduce your chance of acute kidney failure, take the following steps:

  • Get a physical every year that includes a urine test to monitor your kidney's health.
  • Drink water and other fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Don't take drugs or other substances that can damage your kidneys. Check with your doctor to find out about the potential side effects of any medications you are taking.
  • People at risk for chronic kidney disease (eg, those with a pre-existing kidney disease or kidney stone) should get more frequent check-ups at their doctor's office.


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What It Is
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Acute Renal Failure Causes
What causes Acute Renal Failure? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Acute Renal Failure Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Acute Renal Failure? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Acute Renal Failure Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Acute Renal Failure Symptoms
What are the Acute Renal Failure symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Acute Renal Failure Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Acute Renal Failure
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Acute Renal Failure Medications
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Acute Renal Failure Prevention
How can you prevent Acute Renal Failure? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Acute Renal Failure Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Acute Renal Failure treatment options are available?
Acute Renal Failure Care
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