Many medicines may impair kidney function and cause kidney
damage. If you have
chronic kidney disease, your doctor may advise you to
continue to take a medicine but may change how much you take to protect you
from kidney damage.
It is important to talk to your doctor about
all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products
that you take. Some examples of common medicines that can cause problems
Glomerulosclerosis refers to scarring or hardening of the glomeruli -- blood vessels located in the kidneys. The glomeruli filter the blood as it passes through the kidneys. They remove waste fluids that then leave the body as urine.
Damaged glomeruli can't perform their job adequately. As a result, large amounts of protein from the blood leak into the urine rather than remaining in the bloodstream. This leads to a condition called proteinuria.
Glomerulosclerosis can affect children and adults...