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392 Possible Causes for Kidney Failure if Untreated

  • Urinary Tract Disease

    If a UTI is left untreated, bacteria may travel to the kidneys causing kidney infection , damage and even kidney failure .[healthdirect.gov.au] If a UTI is left untreated, bacteria may travel to the kidneys causing kidney infection, damage and even kidney failure.[healthdirect.gov.au] If left untreated, a UTI can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage these vital organs and even lead to kidney failure.[agingcare.com]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Kidney infections in adults rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated or are associated with urinary tract obstruction.[web.archive.org] If left untreated, a UTI can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage these vital organs and even lead to kidney failure.[agingcare.com] Urinary tract infections are usually easy to treat, but if left untreated they can cause permanent kidney damage and even kidney failure.[babycenter.com]

  • Acute Cystitis

    Kidney infections in adults rarely lead to kidney damage or kidney failure unless they go untreated or are associated with urinary tract obstruction.[web.archive.org] Kidney infections may require several weeks of antibiotic treatment.[web.archive.org]

  • Hypertension

    High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, impaired vision, and kidney disease.[healthcommunities.com] Untreated high blood pressure can lead to many medical problems. These include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, eye problems, and other health issues.[nlm.nih.gov] Untreated hypertension affects all organ systems and can shorten one's life expectancy by 10 to 20 years.[healthcommunities.com]

  • Essential Hypertension

    The heart, arteries and vascular system can be damaged, leading to: Heart attack Heart failure Kidney damage Eye damage Atherosclerosis ; hardening of the arteries Stroke[ada.com] Untreated high blood pressure can lead to many medical problems. These include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, eye problems, and other health issues.[mountsinai.org] Complications If essential hypertension is left untreated, it can lead to a variety of potentially serious complications.[ada.com]

  • Tonsillitis

    Complications following streptococcal infections such as rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis (a form of kidney failure) are now rarely seen in urban areas of Australia[abc.net.au] If a bacteria is causing the infection and it is left untreated, it's possible your child could develop complications.[abc.net.au]

  • Third Trimester Pregnancy

    If left untreated a mother with preeclampsia will develop eclampsia, which causes seizures, kidney failure, and the death of mother and baby.[babygaga.com]

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The consequences of untreated postrenal kidney failure are uremia and death. The relief of the urinary tract often leads to massive polyuria.[urology-textbook.com] . #10 Untreated BPH can lead to chronic renal failure. When urine cannot drain, it backs up into the kidney(s) and causes swelling.[parentgiving.com] Postrenal kidney failure is a late symptom of BPH and is usually associated with chronic urinary retention with incontinence.[urology-textbook.com]

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    . [69] Ascertain that kidney and liver function are normal and that the patient does not have advanced congestive heart failure before starting metformin therapy.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] affected thyroid hormone by lowering thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in hypothyroid patients with PCOS, regardless of whether these individuals received levothyroxine or were untreated[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Gout

    Kidney stones can be extraordinarily painful and can cause infection and kidney failure if untreated.[web.archive.org] Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones). Uric acid nephrolithiasis occurs when kidney stones form from uric acid.[web.archive.org] Uric acid and other kidney stones are present in 10% to 25% of patients with primary gout, a prevalence more than 1,000 times that of the general population.[web.archive.org]

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