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How hard is it to get kidney damage?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Unfortunately...

It is not hard to damage the kidneys.
High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many potential threats. The kidney has a great deal of reserve function, which is protective to us, but allows kidney damage to occur silently without symptoms. Once they fail, dialysis can sustain us for awhile, but a kidney transplant becomes necessary.

In brief: Unfortunately...

It is not hard to damage the kidneys.
High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many potential threats. The kidney has a great deal of reserve function, which is protective to us, but allows kidney damage to occur silently without symptoms. Once they fail, dialysis can sustain us for awhile, but a kidney transplant becomes necessary.
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