Kidney Problem Causes

kidney problem causesKidney problem causes are sometimes difficult to diagnose because symptoms don't appear right away. Some kidney problem causes like kidney failure can go on for decades before you realize there's trouble.  

Kidney problem causes include the following conditions, diseases and disorders. This list is intended to give you an overview of the most common kidney problem causes. Each is covered in more depth elsewhere on this website.

Kidney Disease Kidney disease results from damage to the nephrons, the tiny structures inside your kidneys that filter blood. This leads to reduced kidney function and eventually, if it goes untreated, to kidney failure.

Kidney Stones A kidney stone is a hard mass that accumulates in the urinary tract when crystals separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney.

Kidney Cancer Several types of kidney cancer can develop in the kidneys.

Kidney Infection There are a number of types of kidney infections. Generally though, a kidney infection develops when germs from the bladder travel up the ureters to the kidneys and begin to multiply. Kidney infections can be serious because they also cause reduced kidney function and may result in kidney failure if they're not treated.

Kidney Cysts This kidney problem causes abnormal pouches containing fluid to grow.

Kidney Damage Kidney damage can result from injuries, bodily disorders, or disease.

Kidney Failure The kidneys stop working when illness or injury keeps them from filtering properly. This kidney problem causes the patient to need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

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A kidney problem causes harmful toxins to build up. The body accumulates fluids, and may not produce enough red blood cells.  

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The Kidney Disease Solution

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