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Urinary Health

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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Surgery

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.

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Treatment

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.

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Symptoms

10 Signs of Chronic Kidney Disease

It’s known as the silent killer because symptoms are hard to spot. Here’s what to look for.

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Nutrition

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.

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Nutrition

What's a Low Purine Diet?

Find out what should be on your plate to lower your uric acid levels and prevent painful kidney stones and gout.

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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.

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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.

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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.