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Filtering Out 6 Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

Your kidneys are essential in removing waste from your bloodstream (and forming urine) among other functions, and if they aren’t functioning properly, there can be major health impacts. Symptoms of kidney problems can range from weight loss, fatigue, nausea and blood in the urine, just to name some.

While WebMD says the cause of chronic kidney disease isn’t always obvious, there are some underlying health risks that your doctor may be able to pinpoint causing the problem. Here are six possible health factors leading to chronic kidney disease (kidney disease as a whole affects about 14-percent of Americans)…

1. Diabetes

WebMD explains that the high blood sugar associated with diabetes could be a culprit when it comes to chronic kidney disease, or CKD for short. It notes that these high levels of sugar can damage blood vessels in the kidneys.

It’s important to manage your diabetes, because continuously increased blood sugar can gradually reduce the function of your kidneys over a period of many years, adds the source. Even without the risk of kidney damage, taking control of diabetes is important for your overall health.

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