What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many things. leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment.

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things. Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. Read more...

What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

One of these forms. Ss related kidney disease would show up in biopsy & lab work on blood & urine: 1. A tubular interstitial nephritis biopsy revealing lymphocytes infiltrating normal surrounding kidney tissue. 2. Dangerous electrolyte imbalances in blood from inadequate acid removal from urine. 3. Blood, protein & other waste products in the urine due to decreased ability of the kidney to filter well. Read more...

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence. Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. Read more...
Other way around. As kidney function declines the production of erythropoietin drops. This is a signal for rbcs production. More kidney issues = lower hgb. Read more...

I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?

You may be. right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www.gastro.org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis. Read more...

I used to smoke marijuana & im a smoker and drink alcohol im 23 years old did that have caused chronic kidney disease?

High risk. It was always known that smoking increase the risk of kidney disease. Now, a research shows that smoking may lead to potentially dangerous changes in kidney function even in healthy population, regardless the age. Another study concluded that smoking and alcohol drinking chronic kidney disease and it was supported by evidence of a dose-response trend. Think to change your life style. Read more...