What are the causes of CKD?

  1. Diabetes
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Chronic glomerulonephritis
  4. Kidney stones
  5. Urinary infections
  6. Long term intake of pain killers /alternative medicines containing heavy metals.
  7. Hereditary (polycystic kidney disease, Alport syndrome etc.)
  8. Unknown. In about 20% of the cases the cause of CKD is unknown