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.
A good overview of healthy kidney function with a description of various types of kidney failures.
A brief article on the relationship between painkillers and kidney disease.
Caused by deposits of protein, this kidney disorder may lead to end-stage renal disease. This short article provides more information on this disorder.
What Causes Lupus?
Viruses, sunlight, and chemicals have all been linked to lupus. Learn the causes of this autoimmune disease.
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: Picture, Function, Conditions, Tests, Treatments
See a detailed image and learn about what the kidneys do. Get a list of conditions that affect them, tests on them, and treatments for them.
Slideshow: 12 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
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.
Conditions That Affect Your Kidneys
Your kidneys help filter all the waste products your body builds up in its natural processes. Learn more about the medical problems that can harm them.