Munson Health
Risk Factors for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Back to Document

by Wood D
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
It is possible to develop ESRD with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing ESRD. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk.
Risk factors for ESRD include the following:


Chronic kidney disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated April 22, 2013. Accessed July 2, 2013.

End-stage renal disease. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases website. Available at: Updated September 15, 2010. Accessed July 2, 2013.


Revision Information