Urinary Health

Kidney Disease

Get the facts about chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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Your Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be because of our diet. Here's what you can do to prevent this painful condition.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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10 Steps You Can Take Today to Better Manage CKD

From diet to exercise routines, these simple tips can help you keep your kidneys as healthy as possible.

By Lara DeSanto

A Guide to Chronic Kidney Disease Staging

There are five stages of chronic kidney disease. We'll walk you through each one.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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What to Eat to Feel Good if You Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Your kidneys work hard. Support all they do by adopting a "heart smart" diet.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Could Kidney Transplant Waiting Lists Soon Get Shorter?

Donor kidneys are safe to use for transplants even if they aren’t in tip-top shape, according to new research.

By Lara DeSanto
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Your Complete CKD Glossary

When you have chronic kidney disease, doctors throw around a lot of confusing medical lingo. We're here to decode it.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Risk Factors

The Sneaky Conditions That Can Harm Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often connected to diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to control all three to protect your health.

By Sonya Collins
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Risk Factors

Common Toxins That Can Hurt Your Kidneys (And How to Avoid Them)

These chemicals and compounds aren't doing your kidneys any favors. Learn how to reduce your exposure to stay as healthy as possible.

By Sarah Fielding
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Living With

11 Things to Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

Diagnosed with CKD? Here are some things you need to know about your body, your care and your treatment options.

By Lambeth Hochwald
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So You Need Dialysis. Here’s How to Prep.

Your doctor says you’re a candidate for dialysis. But what exactly does that mean? Get the 411 on what happens during this life-saving treatment.

By Alice Lesch Kelly
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What to Eat (and Avoid) When You’re on Dialysis

The right nutrition is crucial when you’re fighting kidney failure. These smart choices can help you come out on top.

By Alice Lesch Kelly