The most common kidney diseases are chronic, meaning they cannot be "cured" but can be well-managed. With the exception of acute cases, it is not uncommon for a person to treat his or her chronic kidney disease (CKD) and never require dialysis or a transplant. The important thing is to be properly diagnosed and treated by the proper professionals.
Unfortunately, when not properly diagnosed or cared for, CKD can result in end-stage renal failure. The only way a patient can survive this is through continued dialysis and ultimately a kidney transplant. If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence, and as a result are suffering from kidney/renal failure, our firm can help you.
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What Causes Kidney Disease?
Kidney diseases are mysterious in that there is rarely a conclusive reason in every case for why a patient has his or her renal condition. However, studies have pointed to some indicators of causes:
- Hereditary/family history of kidney disease
- Environmental factors
- Large quantities of analgesics (over-the-counter painkillers)
- Heavy trauma
There are those cases in which a previous condition directly attributed to the kidney ailment, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In addition, glomerulonephritis is a condition where the glomeruli become inflamed, damaging the kidneys. The conclusive cause of glomerulonephritis is also unknown.
Kidney disease, especially in the early stages, is commonly asymptomatic. Some indicators are blood, urine but only a renal biopsy can conclusively diagnose your kidney disease. That is why it is incumbent upon your general physician to refer you to a nephrologist if there protein is found in your urine.