Signs and Treatment of Kidney Failure Caused By Yaz & Yasmin Birth Control
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The kidneys are a vital part of the body, as they filter the blood and rid the body of waste. There are many other functions of the kidneys, including balancing electrolyte levels, controlling blood pressure and stimulating red blood cell production. When the kidneys fail, the outcome can be deadly. For people who use Yaz and Yasmin, kidney failure is a very real danger.
Warning Signs of Kidney Failure
Symptoms of kidney failure do not always surface immediately. As kidney function becomes limited, warning signs will begin to develop. According to MedicineNet.com, some of the signs of kidney failure include the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
If kidney failure goes untreated, it can be fatal. There are many complications that are associated with failure of the kidneys, such as metabolic acidosis (increased acidity in the body), rising potassium levels, increasing urea levels in the blood, anemia, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Kidney Failure Treatment
Once kidney failure is diagnosed, the focus is to prevent additional deterioration of the renal function. If treated aggressively, kidney function can be preserved, but it will usually not improve.
If you or a loved one has taken Yaz or Yasmin birth control and has suffered from kidney failure, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer responsible. Compensation could be available if the kidney failure is linked to Yaz or Yasmin. These oral contraceptives have been associated with many harmful side effects, in addition to kidney failure.
For more information regarding Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits, contact an experienced Louisville personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. Our injury attorneys have been representing injured victims and their family members in Kentucky and Ohio for more than 35 years.