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Chronic Kidney Disease Causes & Risks

Causes

Chronic renal failure is often caused by diseases such as, high blood pressure , diabetes , and various kidney diseases ( kidney stone , benign prostatic hypertrophy , polycystic kidney disease , drug-induced kidney disease). In some patients, severe infections (eg, hepatitis B or HIV ) or autoimmune diseases (eg, lupus ) can also cause kidney disease.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

The following factors increase your chance of developing chronic renal failure. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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