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What diseases or conditions commonly lead to needing a kidney transplantation?

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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Kidney failure

The most common causes of severe kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Less common causes are kidney toxins, especially medications, or inflammation caused by systemic diseases or idiopathic kidney inflammation.The kidneys do tend to wear out over time due to aging, especially for those with cardiovascular disease, but in that condition it is usually other insults that make it bad.

In brief: Kidney failure

The most common causes of severe kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Less common causes are kidney toxins, especially medications, or inflammation caused by systemic diseases or idiopathic kidney inflammation.The kidneys do tend to wear out over time due to aging, especially for those with cardiovascular disease, but in that condition it is usually other insults that make it bad.
Dr. Anthony Cusano
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: DM, HTN, PKD

In the U.S., most patients who end up with renal failure suffer from hypertension and/or diabetes.
Polycystic kidney disease patients as well as patients who suffer from automimune diseases (e.g. lupus) will often end up with ESRD (end stage renal disease).

In brief: DM, HTN, PKD

In the U.S., most patients who end up with renal failure suffer from hypertension and/or diabetes.
Polycystic kidney disease patients as well as patients who suffer from automimune diseases (e.g. lupus) will often end up with ESRD (end stage renal disease).
Dr. W. James Chon
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Diabetes/HTN

Diabetes and hypertension are the most common reasons for kidney transplant in the United States.
Less common reasons are genetic kidney disease, toxic injury to kidneys, severe trauma to kidneys, anatomic problems or removal of kidneys for other reasons.

In brief: Diabetes/HTN

Diabetes and hypertension are the most common reasons for kidney transplant in the United States.
Less common reasons are genetic kidney disease, toxic injury to kidneys, severe trauma to kidneys, anatomic problems or removal of kidneys for other reasons.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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