Kidney anatomy
Kidney anatomy

The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that serve several essential regulatory roles in vertebrates. The image is an illustration of the anatomy anatomy of the body and kidney.

What is dialysis?
What is dialysis?

Kidney dialysis is a procedure that is an alternative for serval normal functions of the kidneys. Dialysis allows people with kidney failure a chance to live quality lives.

Feet of kidney disease patient
Feet of kidney disease patient

Chronic kidney disease can cause severe complications due to such as fluid and salt retention.

Hemodialysis
Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is a treatment to filter wastes and water from your blood, as your kidneys did when they were healthy. Your blood is put through a filter outside your body, cleaned, and then returned to you. 

How does a nephron work?
How does a nephron work?

The illustration shows a cross section through the kidney with detail of the kidney tubule (nephron) and related blood supply and working.

Histology of human kidney
Histology of human kidney

The image shows renal corpuscules and tubules under a microscopic view.

Histology of human kidney, nephrons
Histology of human kidney, nephrons

Light micrograph showing nephron structures in a kidney.

Glomerulonephritis
Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis can be one of the causes of CKD. It is the acute inflammation of kidney, typically caused by an immune response.

Complications due to dialysis
Complications due to dialysis

Arm of hemodialysis blood vessel for renal insufficiency patient

Peritoneal dialysis procedure used for renal insufficiency
Peritoneal dialysis procedure used for renal insufficiency

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a treatment that uses the lining of your abdomen (belly area), called peritoneum, and a cleaning solution called dialysate to clean your blood, when you have kidney diseases. 

Key statistics about CKD
Key statistics about CKD

According to CDC, 15% US population have chronic kidney disease.

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