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What Can Increase the Risk of Kidney Failure

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Kidney failure is the advanced stage of chronic kidney disease. One kidney failure occurs, you should well manage it and prevent further damage to kidney. So what can increase the risk of kidney failure?

There are some factors that can increase the risk of kidney failure.

a. Infection. When you are attacked by kidney failure, you are often have a low immunity. So you are more susceptible to infections. It may be general infection or local infection and both can increase the load to kidney. So the kidney function will further decrease.

b. High blood pressure. If you leave high blood pressure uncontrolled, you are more likely to suffer from severe kidney failure. No matter original high blood pressure or secondary high blood pressure, they both can cause renal arteriole spasm, which will reduce the blood flow through kidney and cause deterioration of kidney function. Besides, poor control of high blood pressure is also a risk factor of heart failure, which is a death factor of patients with kidney failure.

c. High-protein intake. High level of protein in urine is a symptom of kidney failure. If you keep high-protein intake, proteinuria will further increase, causing damage to glomerular basement membrane. What’s more, too much protein will generate more waste product and increase the workload to kidney, causing progressive lose of kidney function.

d. Fluids and electrolyte disorder. The balance of fluids and electrolyte is an important factor to sustain the normal life of patients with kidney failure. Too much fluids in the body or high sodium, potassium and phosphorus in the blood can further worsen kidney function.

These factors all can increase the risk of kidney failure, so if you develop into kidney failure, you should pay more attention to these risk factors. You can consult the online doctors for more information about how to manage these factors or you can leave a message below!

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