Kidney Disorders: Overview

Kidney disorders, or renal disorders, refers to any of the group of diseases that affect the kidneys. Acute kidney conditions include kidney infection, kidney inflammation (nephritis), kidney pain, and so on. Chronic types of kidney disease include various types of nephropathy, kidney cysts, and many other types. Kidney disease often arises as a complication of diabetes (diabetic nephropathy) or of hypertension (hypertensive nephropathy). The worst case is kidney failure which is known as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). There are many other types of kidney disease.

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