Kidney Disease Risks

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Thu, 06/24/2010

Diabetes is the first most common risk factors leading to kidney disease. Other leading risk factors for kidney diseases are heredity and high blood pressure.

Diabetic nephropathy risk factors

  • Heredity – family history of kidney disease,
  • Diet you have,
  • Other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure
  • Alcoholism
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Smoking

High blood pressure and high blood-glucose level increase the risk that chance of CKD and kidney failure.

Prevent or stop the progression on kidney disease

The better a person keeps diabetes and blood pressure under control, the lower the chance of getting kidney disease.
Diabetic nephropathy can be prevented or stop progression by keeping blood-glucose in your target range. Studies have shown that tight glucose control reduces the risk of microalbuminuria by one third. If people already have microalbuminuria, the risk of developing macroalbuminuria can be reduced by fifty percent. Other studies have suggested that tight blood-glucose control can even reverse microalbuminuria.