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Does kidney disease run in families?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: May, depends

Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not.
However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions.

In brief: May, depends

Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not.
However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Certain types do

Not always but certain causes do, like fsgs (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) and pckd (polycystic kidney disease), while other causes aren't.

In brief: Certain types do

Not always but certain causes do, like fsgs (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) and pckd (polycystic kidney disease), while other causes aren't.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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