Reasons for CKD

What causes chronic kidney disease

What causes chronic kidney disease?

  1. Diabetes (self or family)
  2. High blood pressure (self or family)
  3. Cardiovascular disease (self or family)
  4. Family history of kidney disease or diabetes or high blood pressure
  5. Being African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian
  6. Being over 60 years old

Additional risk factors :Age 60 or older

  1. Obesity
  2. Low birth weight
  3. Prolonged use of NSAIDs, a type of painkillers, such as ibuprofen and naproxen
  4. Lupus, other autoimmune disorders
  5. Chronic urinary tract infections
  6. Kidney stones


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 15, 2019

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