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

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.

By Stephanie Stephens
Tofu and peas.

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.
Young woman discussing kidney disease diagnosis with her physiciain.

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.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
Wendy Rodgers

My Life With Lupus Nephritis

A leak in Wendy Rodgers' kidneys caused a devastating condition called lupus nephritis. Find out how a kidney transplant helped give her life back.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Why Does Sleep Apnea Cause Kidney Damage?

Researchers found that people who live with sleep apnea have a much higher risk of devloping kidney disease, but they're not sure why.

By Martin Reed
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Don't Ignore Incontinence

Incontinence isn't just a normal part of getting older. It could be a sign of something else, like bladder cancer or a urinary tract infection.

By Jennifer Sobol, D.O.