The kidneys may be affected
1.Diabetes mellitus - It is the leading cause of kidney disease. This is due to lack of insulin or not being to able to properly hadle insulin. This results in high blood sugars which affects many organs including kidneys. The first thing you see when kidney gets affected is having protein in the urine when you test it. You will notice that urine is foamy when you flush the toilet.
2. Hypertension -High blood pressure is another common cause of kidney disease . When high blood pressure is controlled, the risk of complications such as chronic kidney disease is decreased. High blood presuure also causes other problems like heart attacks and strokes.
3. Glomerulonephritis - This is due to inflammation of the kidney's tiny filtering units called the glomeruli. This could be due to autoimmune conditions like lupus, hepatits or HIV. It can happen suddenly or slowly get worse overtime. The diagnosis is based on blood tests , urine tests and kidney biospy.
4. Polycystic kidney disease - most common inherited kidney disease. Here you have too many cysts and these grow in size overtime causing kidney failure.
5. Drugs and toxins - can also cause kidney problems. Using large numbers of over-the-counter pain relievers for a long time may be harmful to the kidneys. Street drugs like heroin and cocaine can also affect kidneys
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