Is there a way to determine what caused your kidneys to lose their function? Can a biopsy let you know if it is diabetes or high blood pressure or lupus? Does knowing what exactly caused the CKD help with the treatment to protect further loss of kidney function. When would you recommend a biopsy?

A kidney biopsy will yield a specific diagnosis as to the cause of kidney disease in most circumstances.  Only a nephrologist can determine if you need a kidney biopsy.  I suggest that you consult with a nephrologist.  A kidney biopsy can differentiate between high blood pressure, diabetes and lupus.  A specific diagnosis will result in a more specific treatment for your disease.

 

 

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