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What does intrinsic medical renal disease mean?

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21 Aug 2013

Intrinsic renal disease is a type of kidney disease that is often the result of an injury to the kidneys. Intrinsic or intrarenal acute renal failure (ARF) occurs when direct damage to the kidneys causes a sudden loss in kidney function. The disease also is caused by lack of blood to the kidneys, drug abuse and inflammation from other causes. The kidneys are vital because these organs keep you alive by filtering toxins out of your body. Toxins and even excess vitamins are excreted through the urine. People with intrinsic renal disease will often have other symptoms such as anemia, bad breath, joint problems, ammonia taste in their mouth, swelling, bloody urine or severe fatigue. People suffering from kidney disease may also look pale and become depressed. They do not feel well, which causes them to lose interest in their normal daily activities.

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