Azotemia - prerenal; Uremia; Renal underperfusion
The main goal of treatment is to quickly correct the cause before the kidney becomes damaged. People often need to stay in the hospital, and may need treatment in an intensive care unit. Treatment may include hemodialysis or dialysis inside the body (peritoneal dialysis).
If the person has other symptoms of acute kidney failure, treatment for it should include medication, diet changes, or dialysis.
Prerenal azotemia can be reversed if the cause can be found and corrected within 24 hours. However, if the cause is not fixed quickly, damage may occur to the kidney (
- Acute kidney failure
- Acute tubular necrosis (tissue death)
Calling your health care provider
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have symptoms of prerenal azotemia.