Can you ETHNICITY affect your KIDNEYS? | Your Kidneys Your Health | @qasimbuttmd
Kidney disease itself is more likely to occur in certain ethnic groups including:
So why are these groups more at risk?
Well the two largest causes of kidney disease in the US are diabetes and high blood pressure, together they account for over 65% of the cases of kidney disease.
So if your in an ethnic group that is more prone to have diabetes or high blood pressure, than guess what you are more likely to have kidney disease.
African American adults are by far the most common group to be affected by high blood pressure. And diabetes is far more common in Native American and Hispanic adults, as compared to other groups.
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Dr. Qasim Butt is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is also a certified skilled Interventional Nephrologist, who helps maintain dialysis access for patient.
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