What are the risk factors of chronic kidney disease?
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of CKD. Other risk factors of CKD include heart disease, obesity, and a family history of chronic kidney disease.
While there are risk factors for kidney disease, there are no outward symptoms. A blood test to measure the level of creatinine (a waste product produced by muscles) in the blood, and determine the albumin/creatinine ratio and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) provides insight into CKD risk, and gives individuals the opportunity to better their health before entering end-stage kidney disease.