Kidney Disease Directory
Kidney (renal) disease can cause fluid and waste buildup, which can be potentially deadly. Kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, infections, high blood pressure, hepatitis, and other conditions. Symptoms include swelling, frequent urination, dry skin, fatigue, and many other signs. Treatments for renal disease include medications (to control other conditions that can cause kidney disease), dialysis, and kidney transplants. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how kidney disease is contracted, how to treat it, and more.
What Is Kidney Disease? What Causes It?
Learn about the causes and symptoms of kidney disease from the experts at WebMD.
What Are the Treatments for Kidney Disease?
Learn about kidney disease diagnosis and treatments from the experts at WebMD.
Kidney Disease Symptoms
Learn about kidney disease symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Home Test for Protein in Urine-Topic Overview
If you have preeclampsia or chronic kidney disease,your health professional may instruct you to check the protein content in your urine at home. Increased protein is a sign that your kidneys are being damaged. To test your urine on a daily basis,use a simple test kit containing a urine testing strip that you dip into a fresh sample of your urine. Follow the instructions on the kit and find ...
George Lopez Gets a New Kidney
When comedian George Lopez needed a new kidney, his wife, Ann, donated one of her own.
Protecting Your Kidneys When You Have Diabetes
If you have diabetes, your kidneys are at risk. Early treatment is crucial, but symptoms are few at first. Here's what you should know to keep your kidneys healthy.
Slideshows & Images
The Kidneys (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, and Conditions
WebMD's Kidneys Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the kidneys. Learn about their function, location in the body, and conditions that affect the kidneys.
Slideshow: 12 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Kidney Stones
Sudden, intense pain is the hallmark of a kidney stone. See pictures of different types, the causes, symptoms, and treatments. Learn who gets kidney stones and how to prevent them.