Risk Factors for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
by Debra Wood, RN
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
It is possible to develop ESRD with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing ESRD. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk.
Risk factors for ESRD include the following:
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