Aging & Kidney Disease
The older age is a risk factor for kidney disease, especially after the age of 40. Dr. Christian Suarez, Nephrologist with Baptist Health South Florida, affirms after that age people start losing kidney function overtime.
According to the CDC, one of three people with diabetes might have chronic kidney disease. Prolonged high glucose levels in the blood lead to inflammation of the kidney, Dr. Suarez says.
Having diabetes is the number one risk factor of kidney disease.