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March 31, 2019

Why Visit an Emergency Room? Kidney, Liver & Urinary Conditions

Why Visit an Emergency Room? Kidney, Liver & Urinary Conditions

As is common knowledge, not all conditions we find ourselves in require us to visit an emergency room, as this is preserved only for medical emergencies. It will come as no surprise that most of these medical emergencies involve major organs in the body, such as the kidneys and liver, with a number of them involving urinary problems. The risk of major organs, including the two mentioned above, being damaged permanently and failing completely means that if we present with serious symptoms involving them, we are well served by going to the emergency room for assessment and treatment. However, despite the importance of these organs, as well as how serious some of the urinary conditions can be, it is also important to keep in mind that not all of them require a visit to an emergency room, and that we should only save visits there for medical emergencies, so that this way we allow those with actual medical emergencies to be attended to. Having said that, this article will look to outline why it is important to visit an emergency room for kidney, liver and urinary conditions by highlighting the potential risks if one chooses not to, and exactly why the emergency room is well suited for such conditions and hence why you should head over there for the same.

As far as the liver is concerned, if you are presenting with symptoms that may indicate that you may have alcoholic cirrhosis, then failure to visit and emergency room may be potentially fatal. As is covered over at frontlineer.com, such symptoms include jaundice, high fever, an enlarged spleen, esophageal varices among others. If one doesn’t head over to an emergency room then, the situation is likely to get life-threatening very quickly as well as mental disorders such as dementia setting in. this also comes with an increased risk of liver cancer and as such this is an excellent reason to visit an emergency room for such a condition. The same applies to liver conditions such as alcoholic fatty liver disease, which leads to an extra accumulation of fat in the liver greatly compromising its function ability, alcoholic hepatitis, which is an inflammation of the liver leading to destruction of liver cells, which can be life-threatening in chronic cases and as such should be reason enough to head over to an emergency room if you present with its symptoms. it is worth noting that all this liver conditions, if not taken seriously by heading over to the emergency room for treatment may lead to permanent damage of the liver.

The same applies to serious conditions of the kidneys, whereby failure to head over to an emergency room when the need arises may have serious consequences. An example of such a condition is chronic kidney disease which leads to the kidneys being unable to filter wastes and excess fluids from the blood. Failure to visiting the emergency room when you present with symptoms, all of which are covered in great detail by the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com, will lead to drastic consequences which involves fluid, electrolytes and wastes building up in the body which may lead to sepsis which is life-threatening. It may also lead to total failure of the kidneys which should be incentive enough to visit an emergency room for the same to avoid such consequences. The same applies for similar kidney conditions such as electrolyte disorders, polycystic kidney disease, which is a condition where many cysts grow in the kidneys, among others, all of which may lead to kidney failure if not attended to immediately at an emergency room. Kidney stones are yet another kidney condition that if not treated at an emergency room immediately may lead to severe consequences such as infection, dehydration, urine obstruction not to mention the pain involved making a visit to an emergency room for such cases very important. The same applies for urinary conditions such as UTI’s among others.

The reason why one should visit an emergency room for kidney, liver, and urinary conditions is because it has all the facilities in terms of diagnosis and treatment to deal with all of them, as is covered by the experts over at frontlineer.com. As far as diagnosis is concerned, an emergency room has facilities to perform tests such as the albumin to creatinine ratio and glomerular filtration rate tests that are used to diagnose chronic kidney disease, blood tests, kidney biopsies, urine tests, imaging tests such as use of a CT scan to check for kidney stones among others. Treatment procedures such as antibiotic IVs for infections, different techniques for treating kidney stones such as ureteroscopy, shockwave lithotripsy among others, dialysis if necessary, as well as plasmapheresis among other treatment techniques.

From the ensuing discussion, with more on the same as well as on other related topics to be found over at frontlineer.com, it is clear why one should visit an emergency room for kidney, liver and urinary conditions; and that is not only due to the facilities in handling them, but also to avoid the consequences of not doing so.

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