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.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of kidney disease from the experts at WebMD.
Lupus Nephritis: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatments
Lupus nephritis can affect up to 60% of people with lupus. Learn more from WebMD about lupus and kidney inflammation.
Glomerulosclerosis Overview: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
WebMD describes the causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of glomerulosclerosis, the scarring of blood vessels in the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure if untreated.
What Is a Kidney Scan? What Happens When I Get One?
Having a nuclear kidney nuclear medicine scan? Find out how to prepare and what to expect.
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.
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.
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.