Acute kidney injuries have more than doubled since 2000, causing nearly 39,000 deaths in 2009 alone, according to a new study.
It’s possible that newer medications are causing this kidney damages. Although acute kidney disease is far more common among African Americans than whites, the study found that increases were consistent across races, genders and from middle age up.
In acute kidney injury, dialysis is meant to be temporary, until the kidneys can recover their ability to filter the blood. Nearly one-quarter of those with acute kidney injury die before they can be taken off dialysis.
Keep this in mind when starting new medications and be aware of what can cause damage to your kidneys!