Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CHRONIC KIDNEY“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Chronic Kidney Disease
Mnemonic : CHRONIC KIDNEY
C – Cardiovascular Disease: Having heart problems can increase the risk of CKD.
H – Hypertension: High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for CKD.
R – Diabetes Mellitus: Especially type 2 diabetes, which can lead to kidney damage.
O – Obesity: Being overweight can strain the kidneys and increase the risk.
N – Nephrotoxic Medications: Certain medications can harm the kidneys, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
I – Infections: Chronic infections, especially urinary tract infections, can contribute to CKD.
C – Chronic Urinary Tract Obstruction: Blockages or obstructions in the urinary tract can damage the kidneys.
K – Kidney Stones: Repeated kidney stone formation can increase CKD risk.
I – Inherited Kidney Diseases: Some genetic conditions make individuals more susceptible to CKD.
D – Diet: Unhealthy diets with excessive salt and protein can harm the kidneys.
N – Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Prolonged use of NSAIDs can be detrimental to kidney health.
E – Elderly Age: Aging is a risk factor as kidney function naturally declines with age.
Y – Youthful Hypertension: High blood pressure in younger individuals can also contribute to CKD risk.
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