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What complications can arise from kidney damage?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Kidney damage can be particularly problematic because ironically, among the many jobs the kidneys perform, is blood pressure control. If blood pressure sensors in the kidney malfunction, a vicious cycle of uncontrolled pressure ensues. Kidneys can slowly collapse, eventually progressing from mild chronic kidney disease to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), where they just stop doing any good at all.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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