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A 20-year-old male asked:

What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Diabetes/hypertensio: 1 diabetes mellitus type1 and type2 2 uncontrolled hypertension 3 glomerulonephritis 4 polycystic kidney disease 5 drugs like tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen 6 atherosclerosis 7 obstruction of flow of urine like protatic hypertrophy, stones, stricturesor cancers 8 connective tissue diseases like sle and others 9hiv, infections, sickle cell disease, amyloidosis, chronic kidney infection.
A 32-year-old male asked:

What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 37 years experience
Many things: leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Chronic kidney disease occurs predominantly from diabetes or hypertension over a period of months to years. Unfortunately, this damage is irreversible.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What's the treatment for chronic kidney disease?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Dialysis: When your kidneys function less than 6 cc per minute calculated filtration rate, you should go on dialysis. Normal rate is about 60-75cc per minute. Unless you get chest pain , shortness of breath or severe swelling, you may not be ble to tell the difference between mild, moderte and severe kidney disease. You should bemonitored by a kidney specialist.
Last updated Apr 24, 2021

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