Acute Kidney Injury: awareness for all

If you are over 65 and already have kidney disease you are more likely to develop Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), so it’s important to be aware of the signs and get checked out by your GP.

AKI may also occur after complications from another serious illness or in people who have had a recent operation. However, it can affect anyone and getting yourself checked out early is key.

Symptoms of AKI include;

  • high temperature
  • feeling sweaty
  • aches and pains in the muscles
  • not passing urine in a 24 hour period

You should seek out medical advice from your GP if you find yourself or someone you know is experiencing one or more of these symptoms to get diagnosed quickly. That way treatment can start and you should have a faster recovery.

Did you know…?

Your kidneys;

  • remove waste and water from your blood – producing urine
  • keep the bones healthy
  • look after blood pressure
  • stimulate the bone marrow to make blood

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