Risk factors for Chronic kidney disease

Risk factors for Chronic kidney disease

What are the risk factors for developing Chronic kidney disease?

Risk factors for Chronic kidney disease include:

• Diabetes

• Hypertension

• Cardiovascular disease

• Multisystem diseases with potential kidney involvement such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

• Family history of kidney failure

• Smoking

• History of and recovery from Acute Kidney Injury

• Obesity

• Metabolic syndrome

• Frequent urinary tract infections

• Kidney stones

• Lower urinary tract obstruction

• Reduction in kidney mass

• Low birth weight

• Exposure to nephrotoxic drugs

Socioeconomic risk factors associated with Chronic kidney disease are age, U.S. ethnic minorities (African Americans, American Indian, Hispanics), and exposure to certain chemicals or environmental conditions.

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