Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Kidney disease is a term used by doctors to include any abnormality of the kidneys, even if there is only very slight damage. ‘Chronic’ means a condition that does not get completely better. Some people think that ‘chronic’ means severe. This is not the case, and often CKD is only a very slight abnormality in the kidneys. To read more Click here
I've got kidney disease
Kidney disease is very common. However, less than 1 in 10 of the people with kidney disease develop failure of the kidneys requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant, even though they may never develop complete kidney failure, people with kidney disease will benefit from tests to see if they are likely to develop problems in the future. If the blood pressure is high it should be treated to protect the kidneys against further damage and to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. To read more Click here
How to cope with established renal failure
End stage renal disease is loss of kidney function to a point where they have failed and this becomes life threatening. Less than 1 in 10 people with kidney disease get kidney failure and this is the last stage of kidney disease. End stage renal disease usually develops slowly Chronic Kidney Disease progresses over a period of months or years. However, very few people with CKD ever develop renal failure. In some people kidney failure can develop suddenly, which is called acute kidney injury. Also, someone with CKD may get acute kidney injury if they develop a severe infection or other unexpected illness. To read more Click here
Polycystic Kidney DiseaseWhat is polycystic disease (PKD)?
In polycystic kidney disease abnormal cysts form in the kidneys and can also form in other organs. Cysts are round swellings of fluid. There are two main forms of polycystic kidney disease, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney disease and Autosomal Recessive Polycystic kidney disease. To read more Click here
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
(also known as infantile polycystic disease)
Infantile polycystic disease is a rare condition that should be diagnosed by a paediatrician. It is distinct from having a small number of normal cysts in the kidney and some other conditions where multiple cysts are found in the kidneys. It is also distinct from adult polycystic kidney disease. To read more Click here
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