Understanding CKD Risk Factors
Your age, weight, family history, overall health—even your ethnicity—may put you at greater risk for CKD. If you have any of the risk factors described, be sure to talk to your doctor about your kidney health and get the screenings you need as soon as possible.
- You are of African American, Hispanic or Native American descent—certain ethnicities are more prone to diabetes and high blood pressure, which are risk factors for CKD
- Overuse of medications with ibuprofen, naproxen or acetaminophen
- Chronic use of street drugs
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