Although varying greatly in course and outcome, these diseases may lead to organ failure and transplant:
- COPD – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Coronary heart disease.
- Cystic fibrosis.
What are the first signs of organ failure?
Signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure may include:
- Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal.
- Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet.
- Shortness of breath.
- Irregular heartbeat.
What diseases can cause kidney failure?
In the United States the two leading causes of kidney failure, also called end stage kidney disease or ESRD, are diabetes (also called Type 2, or adult onset diabetes) and high blood pressure. When these two diseases are controlled by treatment, the associated kidney disease can often be prevented or slowed down.
Can organ failure kill you?
Without such interventions, the disease is fatal. The health of your kidneys affects your other organs and systems, too. Possible complications of kidney failure include heart and liver failure, damage to your nerves, stroke, fluid buildup in your lungs, infertility, erectile dysfunction, dementia, and bone fractures.
What is end stage organ failure?
Overview. End-stage renal failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the final, permanent stage of chronic kidney disease, where kidney function has declined to the point that the kidneys can no longer function on their own.