Causes and risk factors associated with Chronic Kidney Failure
The most common causes of chronic kidney disease are:
Patients often present both high blood pressure and diabetes together, which consequently increases the damage to the kidneys. Correct control over high blood pressure and diabetes slows the progression of chronic kidney disease and decreases cardiovascular risk.
Other causes of chronic kidney disease
Other causes of chronic kidney disease include:
- Glomerulonephritis, a condition that produces inflammation in the renal filtration units (nephrons). It is usually caused by an immune system dysfunction that identifies an area of the kidney as being foreign.
- Polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disease in which the kidneys become restructured and normal renal structures are replaced by large cysts that eventually destroy the kidneys and subsequently result in a loss of function.
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