Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
What is AKI
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden and recent reduction in the level of kidney function. Doctors usually say AKI occurs when the kidney function, measured by blood tests, has dropped by one half (50%).
Acute kidney injury often gets better in a few days or weeks. It is often caused by ‘stress’ on the kidney from problems elsewhere in the body, rather than diseases starting in the kidney.
However if you are identified as at risk then it is important you seek specialist assessment and treatment to ensure the issue does not progress. Many cases can be easily managed with the right treatments.