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Reasons For Decreased Kidney Function In CKD

2014-12-10 06:46

Reasons For Decreased Kidney Function In CKD There are numerous causes of decreased kidney function. A decrease in the functioning of your kidneys may develop suddenly or over a long duration of time. A low kidney function can happen for many reasons, including damage to the kidneys and other internal organs. The following will give you the detailed information.

Diabetes

In diabetes, the body is unable to produce enough insulin or use insulin properly. Diabetes can lead to high blood sugar levels, which can damage the blood vessels and contribute to decreased kidney function.

High blood pressure

Another leading cause of low kidney function is high blood pressure. When someone has high blood pressure, the heart has to work harder to pump blood throughout the body, which can damage blood vessels. If the kidney blood vessels are damaged, the ability of kidneys to remove wastes and fluid in the body decreases. In addition, the excess fluid can cause blood pressure to rise, thus leading to a cycle of kidney damage and hypertension.

Infections

Bacterial infections with Escherichia coli or strep throat or infections with viral hepatitis may cause low kidney functions that can develop into kidney failure if left untreated.

Toxins

An overdose of painkillers, heavy alcohol consumption, drug use and exposure to manufacturing or industrial chemicals may be the cause of low function in your kidneys.

Artery disorder

Disorders of the arteries inside of your kidneys or that lead to your kidneys may cause you to have low kidney function as a result of poor blood fow.

Bladder and ureter obstruction

Bladder and ureter obstruction can lead to decreased kidney function. When the bladder and ureters are obstructed, urine cannot be excreted from the body properly. When urine is retained, it can back up into the kidneys and cause damage to the blood vessels. Besides, in men, prostate enlargement can also cause urinary retention that leads to decreased kidney function.

The above are reasons for decreased kidney function. I just name a few of them. If you want to know more information, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our online doctor directly.

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