In this section, we have leaflets for the Renal Services department. Please only read the materials on the advice of your clinician.
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Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is when your kidneys stop working properly over a short period of time, usually a few days. Healthy kidneys remove waste products and excess fluid from the body via the urine. It is a buildup of waste products and excess fluid in the body that makes people unwell when they have AKI.
Importantly the kidneys can be very badly damaged, without you noticing a decrease in the amount of urine produced, or feeling unwell ... read more