Mona Khanna MD, MPH explains the causes of kidney disease and the complications related to kidney damage.
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What caused kidney disease? Kidney diseases mostly caused in this country by the fact that we have so many folks you have high blood pressure and diabetes and they're not managed well. So therefore they cause damage to many organs in the body. But the reason the kidneys are so important is because once you reach a certain stage where your kidneys can't filter your blood anymore, you actually do have to go to a center and have your blood filtered for you and there are number of problems with that as you can imagine. Anytime your body function can't do it, supposed to do and machine has to take over then there are a series of complications that come along with that. So that is the absolute worst possible thing that can happen when we talk about kidney damage.