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Kidney Disease

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

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Symptoms

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.

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Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.
Complications

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

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Medication

Is Your Heartburn Med Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.

Young woman discussing kidney disease diagnosis with her physiciain.
Prevention

Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

Woman taking supplements.
Supplements

Are Collagen Supplements Good or Bad for You?

Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, so there is a huge market for collagen supplements. But should you take them?

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Chronic Life

Does Caffeine Help Chronic Kidney Disease?

If you have chronic kidney disease, drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages may increase your five-year survival by up to 25 percent, according to this study.

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Living With

Top Resources for Kidney Cancer Support

If you need help after a kidney cancer diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

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Risk Factors

New Blood Test to Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could diagnose kidney cancer earlier by doubling the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers.

Woman taking prescription antibiotics.

Antibiotics Raise Kidney Stone Risk

Five common antibiotics, including penicillin and sulfas, raise the risk for kidney stones, according to this study.

Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump Has Kidney Surgery

First Lady Melania Trump successfully underwent an embolization procedure to treat what doctors are calling a benign kidney condition.

Treatment

Know Your Kidney Cancer Treatment Options

From surgery and chemo to immunotherapies and targeted therapies, kidney cancer patients have a multitude of treatment options available.