Renal failure is the reduction in the kidney’s ability to perform its function of filtering waste products from the the blood. This malfunction could either have an acute effect or a chronic effect on renal vasculature, the tubules or the glomerulus. The acute effect is called Acute Kidney Injury, while the chronic effect is called Chronic Kidney Disease.
Acute Kidney Injury has a few similar symptom with Chronic Kidney Disease, which includes low urine output, oedema, nausea, vomiting and anorexia. Meanwhile, there are a few factors which distinguishes both conditions.
Just as the name implies, Acute Kidney Infection has a sudden onset whereas, the onset of Chronic Kidney Disease is gradual and can take months to years for it to occur.
AKI is caused by a series of events that lead to the malfunction of the kidney while CKD is caused by underlying long-term diseases that slowly damage the kidney and reduce it’s function.
Also, AKI is usually reversible by treating the underlying causes while CKD is irreversible but continues progressively on a long-term damage until the kidney completely fails.
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