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Why might my kidney function drop?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possible causes

There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function.
In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hypertension and they often cause or contribute to chronic kidney diseases. Other causes include polycystic kidney disease, long-term use of nephrotoxic meds (NSAIDs, lithium, certain antibiotics), and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus),

In brief: Many possible causes

There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function.
In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hypertension and they often cause or contribute to chronic kidney diseases. Other causes include polycystic kidney disease, long-term use of nephrotoxic meds (NSAIDs, lithium, certain antibiotics), and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus),
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