A 21-year-old member asked:
What type of people usually have problems with their kidneys?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Anybody: People with hypertension and diabetes are at an increased risk for having kidney probems. Also individuals who spill excessive amounts of protein in their urine are at risk for kidney disease. That is why it is important to get your blood and urine checked out regularly with your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 10, 2017
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