The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs. Each kidney is about the size of a fist. Your kidneys filter extra water and wastes out of your blood and make urine. Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should.
You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. If you experience kidney failure, treatments include kidney transplant or dialysis. Other kidney problems include acute kidney injury, kidney cysts, kidney stones, and kidney infections.
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Overview
- Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease
- Eating Right for Chronic Kidney Disease
Understanding Your Kidneys & CKD
Children & Youth
- Kidney Disease in Children
- Growth Failure in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
- Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease in Children
- Treatment for Kidney Failure in Children
Kidney Disease Topics
Chronic Kidney Disease
Other Kidney Topics
- Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
- Amyloidosis & Kidney Disease
- Diabetes Insipidus
- Ectopic Kidney
- Glomerular Diseases
- Anti-GBM (Goodpasture's) Disease
- IgA Nephropathy
- IgA Vasculitis
- Kidney Dysplasia
- Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
- Kidney Stones
- Lupus Nephritis
Community Health & Outreach
Kidney Disease for Health Professionals
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