Learn about Dialysis

How Much Do You Know about Dialysis?

How Much Do You Know about Dialysis? The kidney's main job is to get rid of extra fluid and waste material in your blood. Kidneys harmed by disease, injury, or birth defects lose their filtering abili...

What is Dialysis?

What is dialysis? Dialysis is a procedure that is done routinely on people who have acute or chronic kidney (renal) failure. The process involves removing waste substances and fluid from the blood tha...

Overview of Renal Failure in Children

What is renal failure? Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are 2 different types of renal failure — acute and chr...

Renal Failure

Diseases of the kidneys often produce temporary or permanent changes to the small functional structures and vessels inside the kidney. These changes may eventually lead to renal failure. Listed in the...

Learn about Kidney Care

How Much Do You Know about Dialysis?

How Much Do You Know about Dialysis? The kidney's main job is to get rid of extra fluid and waste material in your blood. Kidneys harmed by disease, injury, or birth defects lose their filtering abili...

Take the Kidney Stone Quiz

Take the Kidney Stone Quiz Kidney stones are one of the most common problems of the urinary tract—and one of the most painful disorders. How much do you know about kidney stones? Try your hand at this...

Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

What is diabetic nephropathy? Nephropathy is the deterioration of kidney function. The final stage of nephropathy is called kidney failure, end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. According to the CDC, di...

Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

What is hematuria? Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. Often, the urine appears normal to the naked eye, but examination under a microscope shows a high number of RBCs. I...

Polycystic Kidney Disease

What is polycystic kidney disease (PKD)? Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. PKD cysts can reduce kidn...

Kidney Stones

What is a kidney stone? A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms from crystallization of excreted substances in the urine. The stone may remain in the kidney or break loose and travel do...

Kidney Disorders

Many disorders of the kidney require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we have provided a brief overvi...

Overview of Kidney Disorders

How do the kidneys work? The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has used all the food components that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and ...

What is Dialysis?

What is dialysis? Dialysis is a procedure that is done routinely on people who have acute or chronic kidney (renal) failure. The process involves removing waste substances and fluid from the blood tha...

Overview of Renal Failure in Children

What is renal failure? Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are 2 different types of renal failure — acute and chr...

Renal Failure

Diseases of the kidneys often produce temporary or permanent changes to the small functional structures and vessels inside the kidney. These changes may eventually lead to renal failure. Listed in the...

Overview of Kidney Disorders in Children

How do the kidneys work? The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has taken the food that it needs, waste products are left behind in the bowel and in the blood. ...