Some of the things that lead
chronic kidney disease are related to your age and
your genetic makeup. You may be able to control other things that increase your
risk, such as dietary habits and exercise.
Things you cannot control
The main risk factors
for chronic kidney disease are:
Age. The kidneys begin
to get smaller as people get older. By age 80, most people have lost about 30% of
their kidney mass.
and Native Americans are more likely to get chronic kidney disease.
Being male. Men have a
higher risk for chronic kidney disease than women do.