Kidney Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do the kidneys do?
  2. What is kidney disease?
  3. What causes kidney disease?
  4. What are the risk factors for kidney disease?
  5. What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
  6. How can I keep my kidneys healthy?
  7. What questions should I ask my doctor to find out about the health of my kidneys?
  8. How do doctors diagnose kidney disease?
  9. What does the blood test for kidney disease reveal?
  10. What does the urine test for kidney disease reveal?
  11. How is kidney disease treated?
  12. What health care professionals can I see for kidney disease?
  13. What questions should I ask my doctor to help me manage my kidney disease?
  14. What kinds of medicines are used for kidney disease?
  15. What lifestyle changes can help with kidney disease?
  16. What changes in diet can help with kidney disease?
  17. Do I have to change what I drink if I have kidney disease?
  18. What is kidney failure?
  19. What is dialysis and how is it used to treat kidney failure?
  20. Is dialysis a cure for kidney failure?
  21. What kind of diet is recommended for a person on dialysis?
  22. What special issues face older adults who have dialysis?
  23. What is involved in a kidney transplant?
  24. What research is taking place on kidney disease?

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