What Causes CKD and Who is At Risk
Many diseases and medical conditions can lead to Chronic Kidney Disease and the two leading causes are Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, which are responsible for up to 2/3 of the cases. Besides the two causes, other conditions may also contribute to CKD.
Diabetes: it happens when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, nerves and eyes.
High Blood Pressure: it occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease.
Glomerulonephritis: it refers to the diseases which canuse inflammation and damages to the kidneys.
Immune Disorders: it means the diseases which can affect the immune system. The common autoimmune kidney damage are lupus nephritis and purpura nephritis.
Genetic Disease: the common genetic kidney disease is Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Malformations of Kidneys: it occurs as a baby develops in its mother’s womb, such as MSK, horseshoe kidney, duplex kidneys etc.
Repeated urinary infections.
Is There Any Suggested Tests for CKD?
To make a diagnosis of CKD, your doctor may suggest you to take some of the following tests:
Urine Test and Blood Test, which can help find whether your kidneys work well.
Creatinine and BUN Test, which are waste products that can indicate your kidney damage.
Hemoglobin Test, which help see if your erythropoietin levels are normal or not.
MRI or Ultrasound, which help see if your kidneys have shrunk in size.
The mentioned tests are just common examination for CKD. If you want to get the personalized test list, you can email to email@example.com for a reply within 48 hours.
Who is At Risk?
If you are in one of the conditions, you are at risk to develop CKD:
- Family History of Kidney Disease
- Heart Disease
- Native American or Asia, African American, Hispanic
- Over 60 years old. (are you are risk to develop CKD? You can get a free analysis from our Experts Group. Make an Appointment with Experts Group Now!)
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