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Welcome to our Information Hub! This is your place to find helpful tips and facts about kidney health. We’ve gathered easy-to-understand resources so you can learn more and take better care of yourself.




The branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions related to the kidneys.


A medical doctor specialized in nephrology, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and conditions.


A healthcare professional trained in nutrition and dietetics, who can provide advice on proper food choices to promote health and manage diseases.

Chronic kidney disease

(CKD) A long-term condition where the kidneys do not function properly, leading to a gradual loss of kidney function over time.

Kidney stone

This refers to the formation or presence of stones, specifically within the kidneys. These stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys. They can cause pain and may lead to complications if not treated. Kidney lithiasis is often synonymous with the term “kidney stones.”

Renal failure

This refers to the condition where the kidneys lose their ability to function effectively. It can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term). In severe cases, dialysis or a kidney transplant may be required.


A medical procedure that replicates the function of the kidneys by removing waste products and excess fluid from the blood. It’s commonly used for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease or renal failure.


A network of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys where blood is filtered to form urine. Diseases affecting the glomerulus can impact kidney function.


The presence of an abnormal amount of protein in the urine. It’s often a sign of kidney damage, as healthy kidneys do not allow a significant amount of protein to pass into the urine.

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