A 43-year-old member asked:
What effects does obesity have on the kidneys?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Several ways: Obesity damages kidneys in several ways. Body fat produces hormones called adipokines, Angiotensinogen is an example of such hormones. angiotensinogen is converted into angiotensin II which causes increased blood pressure and volume. Increased blood pressure directly and adversely effects kidney function. Obesity can increase the risk of kidney stones which can cause damage to kid
3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 16, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.