Acute kidney injury is damage to the kidneys which could be sudden in onset and detrimental if not treated.

It could be caused by medications, infections, dehydration or even trauma and mostly is reversible hence needs to be identified early.


Most times it is asymptomatic, and people do not get any symptoms with it. Occasionally you could have nausea and vomiting, getting confused as well, reduced urine output with occasional lower back pain and feeling generally unwell.

Self-help tips

Ensure adequate rehydration.

Be mindful of medications taken as some could affect the kidneys.

If you have any pre-existing heart or kidney conditions you should please have regular blood tests to monitor.


Stop any causative medication if identified, rehydration and would need a review from a medical Specialist.

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you notice any of the above symptoms, we could have blood tests done to check your kidney function and refer if needed.

We could also look into your medications to guide you appropriately.