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How Does Diabetes Causes Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
There are a lot of conditions which can lead to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) though some of them are not known. According to an authoritative research in China, the main causes of Chronic Kidney Disease are as following:
Diabetes causes about 35% of all chronic kidney disease. High blood sugar levels caused by diabetes damage blood vessels in the kidneys. If the blood sugar level remains high, this damage gradually reduces the function of the kidneys.
High blood pressure causes another 30% of all kidney disease. Because blood pressure often rises with chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure(High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease) may further damage kidney function even when another medical condition initially caused the disease.
Other conditions that can damage the kidneys and cause chronic kidney disease include:
Kidney diseases and infections, such as polycystic kidney disease, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, or a kidney problem you were born with.
Having a narrowed or blocked renal artery. The renal artery carries blood to the kidneys.
Long-term use of medicines that can damage the kidneys. Examples include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) and celecoxib (Celebrex), and certain antibiotics. Be sure your doctor knows about all prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, and herbs that you are taking.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of chronic kidney disease that leads to kidney failure. Diabetes or high blood pressure may also speed up the progression of chronic kidney disease in someone who already has the disease.
Since that diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of Chronic Kidney Disease, we have to treat diabetes or hypertension at first if we want to cure Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) completely.
How Does Diabetes Causes Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
Diabetes is common in China. It can cause many complications such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), eye disease and foot disease etc. Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal failure. Your kidneys are organs that filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. When there is too much sugar in your blood, the filters in your kidneys (called nephrons) become overworked.

Tiny blood vessels transport blood that needs to be filtered into the nephrons. Excess blood sugar can damage these tiny vessels, as well as the nephrons themselves. Even though there are millions of nephrons, the healthy nephrons must work harder to make up for the ones that are damaged. Over time, the healthy nephrons will become overworked and damaged if your blood sugar remains high. Your kidneys may lose their ability to filter fluid.

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