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Health Tip: What Could Be Causing Renal Failure

Why the kidneys could stop working

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic renal failure is a serious condition that, over time, causes the kidneys to stop working properly.

The University of Virginia Health System offers this list of conditions that could lead to chronic renal failure:

  • Damage to the kidneys in people with diabetes.
  • Persistent high blood pressure.
  • The autoimmune disease lupus.
  • A lingering blockage in the urinary tract.
  • Hereditary conditions such as cystinosis or Alport syndrome.
  • Nephrotic syndrome.
  • Polycystic kidney disease.
  • Inflammation of structures inside the kidneys.
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