Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CKD RISK FACTO(R)S“ to remember about the Predisposing Factors Of Chronic Kidney Disease
Mnemonic : CKD RISK FACTO(R)S
C – Cardiovascular Disease: Conditions like hypertension and heart disease can contribute to CKD.
K – Kidney Infections: Frequent or severe kidney infections can damage the kidneys.
D – Diabetes: Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can lead to CKD.
R – Race: Some races, such as African Americans, are at higher risk for CKD.
I – Inflammation: Chronic inflammation conditions can harm kidney function.
S – Smoking: Smoking is a significant risk factor for CKD.
K – Kidney Stones: Recurrent kidney stones can lead to CKD.
F – Family History: A family history of kidney disease can increase your risk.
A – Age: The risk of CKD increases with age.
C – Chronic NSAID Use: Prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be harmful to the kidneys.
T – Toxins: Exposure to certain toxins and heavy metals can damage the kidneys.
O – Obesity: Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for CKD.
R – (Blank)
S – Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity can increase CKD risk.
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