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Kidney health

  • Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease - National Center for Biotechnology Information a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health gives a description of this disease.

  • American Kidney Fund - Information about this national voluntary health organization, as well as kidney disease facts

  • Glomerulonephritis, a description with a look at the symptoms and signs, the causes and medication. Also some resources for further research.

  • HDCN - Provides up-to-date, selected information on renal disorders and their treatment, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and about hypertension, dialysis, and clinical nephrology topics.

  • iKidney.com - Worldwide online community for people with kidney disease and their care givers.

  • Impotence - National Kidney and Urologic Disease Clearing House - Fact sheet including illustrated information on the physiology of erection, causes of impotence, diagnosis, treatment and anticipated future treatment developments.

  • Kidney Dictionary Index - From NIDDK, a list of words that are often used in talking or writing about kidney diseases.

  • Kidney Directions - Basic information about kidney disease, with health maintenance tips and a comprehensive presentation of treatment choices.

  • Mamas Health - Polycystic Kidney Disease, what it is, they types , symptoms and statistics.

  • Menopause and Bladder Control - An in depth look at this from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - Official site of the NIDDK of the National Institutes of Health. Conducts and supports research on kidney, urologic, hematologic, digestive, metabolic and endocrine diseases, as well as on diabetes and nutrition.

  • NephrologyChannel: CRF - An overview of Chronic renal failure, including the causes, symptoms, types, diagnosis and treatment.

  • NKUDIC, Kidney Stones - Explains what kidney stones are, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention. Some resources listed for more information. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

  • Proteinuria - An introduction, a look at who is at risk, signs if this disease and kidney failure, testing, treatment, research, points to remember and resources. From The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

  • Renalworld - Allows patient, professionals and the public access to the worldwide kidney resources on the Web. Links. Animated GIFS, preESRD education, Fadem's Kidney Guide.

  • What is dialysis? - Dialysis is a treatment for patients whose kidneys do not function well or no longer function at all. The patients go to a dialysis facility three times a week to receive treatments with a dialysis machine that pulls the patients blood through an artificial kidney called a dialyzer. The treatments cleanse the patients blood of the by products that the body accumulates normally during digestion and are normally excreted through the kidneys in the form of urine.

  • Your Body's Design for Bladder Control - From the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, an article with images to help understand how the whole system works.

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