<p>Your kidneys do <a href="/health/healthy-kidney-and-urinary-system/kidneys-function">several crucial jobs:</a> They maintain the balance of salt, minerals and fluid in your blood; cleanse your blood of toxic waste products; and release hormones that regulate blood pressure, control red blood production and keep bones strong. Kidney disease can put all this in jeopardy. Avoid <a href="/health/kidney-disease/what-risk-not-kidney-disease">health issues</a> that can trigger kidney problems: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, smoking, COPD.</p>Read More
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Kidney Disease Q&As
Is chronic kidney disease a common version of kidney disease?
<p>Chronic kidney diseases account for most kidney disease. Kidney function decreases gradually during chronic kidney disease over the years and may eventually lead to permanent kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease doesn't usually show symptoms until decreased kidney function starts causing serious health problems, so ask your doctor about routine screening that can detect kidney disease early. Chronic kidney diseases aren't curable, but treatment can slow their progression and relieve symptoms.</p>
- QWhy is early detection important for kidney disease?
- QHow is kidney disease classified?
- QCan kidney disease have any complications?
- QWhat lifestyle changes should I make if I have kidney disease?
- QIs kidney disease different in children than in adults?
- QHow does postrenal acute renal failure affect the body?
- QHow does kidney disease relate to acid-base metabolism disorder?
- QWhat causes kidney disease?
- QWhat is renal failure, and what does it have to do with kidney disease?
- QWhat is kidney disease?
- QWhat increases my risk for kidney disease?
- QHow does kidney disease affect the body?
- QWhat are the treatment options for stage 4 kidney cancer?
- QWhat are the benefits of early diagnosis of kidney disease?
- QWho is at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
- QWhat tests measure kidney function?
- QHow can sodium affect people with kidney disease?
- QWhat is the link between obesity and chronic kidney disease?
- QHow is kidney damage after an organ transplant treated?
- QWhy would I need to take supplements if I have kidney disease?
- QHow safe are NSAIDs for people with kidney disease?
- QWhy are African Americans at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
- QWhat happens if my test results show I may have chronic kidney disease?
- QHow are heart and kidney disease similar?