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happens when your kidneys suddenly stop working correctly. Normally, the kidneys turn fluid, chemicals, and waste from your blood into urine. In acute kidney injury, your kidneys can no longer do this. In most cases, it is temporary, but it may become a chronic kidney condition.
Treatment depends upon the cause of your acute kidney injury and how severe it is. Medicines may be given to increase blood flow to your kidneys and protect your kidneys. You may also need medicine to decrease inflammation in your kidneys. You may be given IV fluids to replenish fluids and help your heart pump blood. Dialysis may be needed to remove chemicals and waste from your blood when your kidneys cannot.
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