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What Is the Specific Damage That Can Be Done to the Kidneys

2015-04-03 14:37| Font Size A A A

What Is the Specific Damage That Can Be Done to the KidneysIt is well known that kidneys are packed with numerous functions which guarantee the body health. Once the kidneys are damaged, you will suffer from various body system disorders, even kidney failure. Well then, what is the specific damage that can be done to the kidneys?

For the question, we consult the kidney expert who work in Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital of China. You can get the professional answer from reading the passage.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the kidneys, reducing their ability to work properly. When the force of blood flow is high, blood vessels stretch so blood flows more easily. Eventually, this stretching scars and weakens blood vessels throughout the body, including those in the kidneys.


The same to high blood pressure, Diabetes is also a leading cause of kidney damage. Each kidney contains up to one million nephrons, the filtering units of the kidneys. Inside a nephron is a tiny set of looping blood vessels called the glomerulus. Diabetes can damage the kidney filters, leading to Diabetic Kidney Disease, or Diabetic Nephropathy.

Urinary Tract Infection

Usually, urinary tract infection are harmless and can be cured easily. However, repeated UTI often turn into pyelonephritis which is an inflammation of the kidney. Inflammation in the kidney can worsen renal tissues and thus cause kidney damage seriously.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

It is the most common form of inherited kidney disease. There are many fluid-filled cysts form in the both kidneys. Over time, the enlarged cysts will oppress the kidney tissues and cells, causing severe kidney damage.

Therefore, if you suffer from one symptom, you should see the doctor at once, so as to prevent further kidney damage. Any questions, please talk with our Online Doctor or email to and we will give your suggestions.

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