Conditions: Kidney disease and hypertension

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Chronic kidney disease is the slow loss of kidney function over time. The kidneys' main function is to remove waste and excess water from the body. Chronic kidney disease causes a buildup of fluid and waste products in the body...


Congenital kidney defects are present at birth. Along with congenital defects of the urinary tract anatomy, they represent approximately 30 percent of all malformations diagnosed prenatally...


Diabetic kidney disease is one of the complications of diabetes. The function of healthy kidneys is to act as filters that keep the bloodstream clean. When kidneys are damaged by the high blood sugar levels of diabetes, waste and fluids build up in the blood, instead of being eliminated...


End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the complete, or almost complete, failure of the kidneys to function. ESRD occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to function at a level needed for day-to-day life...


Glomerular disease refers to various diseases including, glomerulosclerosis and chronic and acute glomerulonephritis. Kidneys are made up of millions of nephrons that filter and remove fluid and waste from the kidneys and turn it into urine...


Goodpasture syndrome is a rare, autoimmune disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. Normally, the immune system creates antibodies to fight off germs...


Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare condition that primarily affects children under the age of 10. It is often characterized by: Damage to the lining of blood vessel walls Destruction of red blood cells Kidney failure Most cases of HUS occur after an infection in the digestive tract caused by the E...


The kidneys play a key role in keeping blood pressure in a healthy range. In turn, blood pressure can affect the health of the kidneys. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage the kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD)...


Kidney stones are one of the most painful and common disorders of the urinary tract. A kidney stone is a solid mass of crystals that forms from excreted substances in the urine...


Kidney vascular disease, also known as renal vascular disease, is the name given to a variety of complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys...