The Kidney

Kidneys are a critical part of your health. They “clean” your blood by removing wastes from the body through your urine, help your body to make red blood cells, and regulate blood pressure. Newly Diagnosed? Everyone’s case is unique, but you are not alone. We are here to help navigate what living with kidney disease means for you.

Renal physiology is the study of kidney function. Nephrology is the medical specialty which addresses diseases of kidney function: these include chronic kidney disease, nephritic and nephrotic syndromes, acute kidney injury, and pyelonephritis.

Procedures used in the management of kidney disease include chemical and microscopic examination of the urine (urinalysis), measurement of kidney function by calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using the serum creatinine; and kidney biopsy and CT scan to evaluate for abnormal anatomy.

This diagram with labels depicts and explains the details of The Kidney.

The Kidney

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