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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- Nephropathy: Nephropathy is a name for kidney disease. Other kidney disorders include nephritis and kidney failure. Diabetes can cause diabetic nephropathy
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- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Diabetic Kidney Disorders: Kidney disorders are a common complication of diabetes of any type. Diabetes causes damage to the small blood vessels in
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- Kidney Failure: Kidney failure is inadequate function of the kidneys, also called renal failure. Kidney failure may be acute or chronic.
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- Kidney Symptoms: Kidney symptoms, also called renal symptoms, are symptoms of the two kidneys inside the lower abdomen. They are part of
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