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Renal failure happens when the kidneys don’t function at all or function at a low capacity, meaning that they are unable to filter blood properly.
As a result, a lot of waste products along with fluid build up in the body, affecting other organs in the body including the heart. In kidney failure, the individual can become very sick very quickly, especially if treatment is delayed.
Other causes of acute kidney injury include severe infections; severe allergic reactions; poisoning with substances, like antifreeze; or ingesting certain medications that can damage the kidneys, such as large quantities of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, like Ibuprofen.
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