Causes and risk factors associated with Chronic Kidney Failure

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The most common causes of chronic kidney disease are:

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High blood pressure. High blood pressure damages the smallest blood vessels in the kidneys and prevents them from filtering correctly.   

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Diabetes. If diabetes is poorly controlled, then sugar accumulates in the blood and reduces renal filtration capacity. 

Patients often present both high blood pressure and diabetes together, which consequently increases the damage to the kidneys. Correct control over high blood pressure and diabetes slows the progression of chronic kidney disease and decreases cardiovascular risk.

Substantiated information by:

Anna Yuguero
Bárbara Romano Andrioni
Manel Vera Rivera
Marta Quintela Martínez
María Teresa López Alonso
Montserrat Monereo Font
Ángeles Mayordomo Sanz

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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