welcome to disease section for chronic kidney disease 

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. 

Kidney cross section under a scientific microscope
Kidney cross section under a scientific microscope

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found on the left and right sides of the body in vertebrates. In adults, they are about 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length.

Key statistics about CKD
Key statistics about CKD

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

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Key statistics about CKD and dialysis
Key statistics about CKD and dialysis

Number of children and adolescents treated in 2014 in various age groups, according to CDC.

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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.

Swelling on the foot of a CKD patient (Edema)
Swelling on the foot of a CKD patient (Edema)

Edema is a complication that can occur due to fluid retention (salt) as a result of chronic kidney disease.

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.

Histology of human tissue
Histology of human tissue

The image shows cortical necrosis of kidney as seen under the microscope, 10x zoom.

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. 

Nephron Anatomy
Nephron Anatomy

The nephron is the microscopic structural and functional unit of the kidney.

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.