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Risk Factors for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Authors:
  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Publication Type:

Condition InDepth

Risk Factors for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A person can progress to ESRD with or without the ones listed below. The chances of getting asthma are greater in people who have many.

ESRD is more common in older adults. It is also more common in men and in people who are Black.

Other things that can raise the risk are:

References

  • Choosing a treatment for kidney failure. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidney-failure/choosing-treatment.
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-in-adults.
  • Complications of chronic kidney disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/complications-of-chronic-kidney-disease.
  • What is kidney failure? National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/KidneyFailure.

Contributors

  • Mark S. Itzkowitz, MD, JD
Last Updated:
2022-03-01

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.