When your kidneys fail to function, it’s usually due to one or more of the following reasons: certain chronic diseases, exposure to environmental toxins, severe dehydration, and trauma to one or both kidneys. When a kidney stops working, it stops filtering waste and therefore there’s a buildup of toxins in your bloodstream which causes a series of health complications, sometimes requiring a kidney transplant. Is your elderly loved one at risk for renal failure? Consider these factors that may put you at risk: heart disease, liver failure, a severe infection, or dehydration. In this article, A-1 Home Care in San Dimas identifies the causes of each type of renal failure that affects one in 10 Americans.
Acute Prerenal Kidney Failure
- Cause: insufficient blood flow to the kidneys
Acute Intrinsic Kidney Failure
- Cause: direct physical trauma to the kidney, such as an accident
Chronic Prerenal Kidney Failure
- Cause: extended period of insufficient blood flow to the kidneys
Chronic Intrinsic Kidney Failure
- Cause: long-term damage caused by physical trauma to the kidneys, such as lack of oxygen or severe bleeding
Chronic Post-Renal Kidney Failure
- Cause: long-term inability to urinate, placing pressure on the bladder and eventually damaging the kidneys
About A-1 Home Care
A-1 Home Care provides LA County’s highest quality of 24-hour senior care services in the comfort of your own home. Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care in San Dimas has gained a reputation for being the most trusted name in elder care because we uphold our values of compassion, integrity, dependability and fidelity. You or your elderly loved one can enjoy 24-hour assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, chores, transportation, bathing, grooming and hygiene. We make in-home care affordable for everyone through our easy finance options; A-1 Home Care also accepts veteran benefits and long-term care insurance.
For highly skilled Kidney Care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit our website www.sandimasinhomecare.com for services in surrounding areas, such as Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Diamond Bar, Glendora, Pomona, Rowland Heights, and Chino Hills.