Bilbrook Medical Centre

What causes CKD?

Sometimes it may not be clear what caused the CKD. However, you are more at risk of developing CKD if you have any of the following:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Glomerulonephritis (kidney inflammation)
  • Family history of kidney disease like polycystic kidney disease
  • Blockages in the urine tract by kidneys stones or a large prostate, for example
  • Certain medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Smoking, obesity and black or asian ethnicity also place you at increased risk. Please refer to the ‘How to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease’ section below to learn how you can look after your kidneys and reduce the risk of damage.

Date published: 20th July, 2021
Date last updated: 20th July, 2021