Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. The main risk factors for developing kidney disease are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and a family history of kidney failure
Call us at 516-636-1203 or contact us online to schedule appointment to learn more about treatment options.
Chronic Kidney Disease Q & A
What are the common causes of Chronic Kidney Disease ?
Kidney disease is most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Both of these health problems can cause permanent damage to your kidneys. When your kidneys have been permanently damaged and aren’t working as well as they should, it’s called chronic kidney disease (CKD), or kidney disease for short.
Diabetes and high blood pressure aren’t the only things that can cause kidney disease. Other common risk factors for kidney disease include:
- Heart (cardiovascular) disease
- Having a family member who had kidney disease
- Side effects of some medications
- Old age
If you catch and treat kidney disease early, you may be able to prevent it from getting worse!