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Who is at risk for a kidney failure and transplant?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: History is important

Kidney disease in family or chronic disease like diabetes and hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity for the person in question are risk factors.
Things to do to decrease your risk is to control chronic disease, avoid smoking and avoid obesity.

In brief: History is important

Kidney disease in family or chronic disease like diabetes and hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity for the person in question are risk factors.
Things to do to decrease your risk is to control chronic disease, avoid smoking and avoid obesity.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Kidney(renal) failure is a very widespread entity with many categories.
Most severe cases where the blood supply to the kidney is compromised [either from infection, obstruction, or collagen vascular disease]; and treatments fail to restore the blood supply can lead to the "death" of the kidney and may lead to transplantation; again as an end game scenario.

In brief: Yes

Kidney(renal) failure is a very widespread entity with many categories.
Most severe cases where the blood supply to the kidney is compromised [either from infection, obstruction, or collagen vascular disease]; and treatments fail to restore the blood supply can lead to the "death" of the kidney and may lead to transplantation; again as an end game scenario.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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