Illustration of the right kidney

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fists. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney about a million tiny structures called nephrons filter blood. They remove waste products and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include:

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  1. Kidney Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fists. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside ...
  2. Kidney Cysts (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... cyst is a fluid-filled sac. There are two types of kidney cysts. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) runs in families. In ...
  3. ... are damaged. How will I be checked for kidney disease? Two tests are used to check for kidney disease. ... means being active and taking medicines as prescribed. 2. Get checked for kidney disease. The sooner you know you have kidney disease, ...
  4. ... are damaged. How will I be checked for kidney disease? Two tests are used to check for kidney disease. A blood test checks your GFR, which tells ...
  5. Family Reunion Health Guide From the National Institutes of Health (National Diabetes Education Program) - PDF  
    ... on-one with family members at risk for kidney disease 2. Conducting a 15-minute Make the Kidney Connection ... to talk with your health care provider about kidney disease testing. 2. Hi family! Be sure to maintain a healthy ...
  6. Beta-2 Microglobulin Kidney Disease Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... this website will be limited. Search Help? Beta-2 Microglobulin Kidney Disease Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: B2M; B 2 M; β2-Microglobulin; Thymotaxin Formal name: Beta 2 ...
  7. Rare Diseases and Related Terms From the National Institutes of Health (Office of Rare Diseases)  
    ... cystic kidney disease 1 * ADMCKD2 - See Medullary cystic kidney disease 2 * ADMERF - See Progressive muscular dystrophy * Adnexal spiradenoma/cylindroma ... disease with or without hyperuricemia - See Medullary cystic kidney disease 2 * Autosomal dominant myotonia congenita - See Myotonia congenita autosomal ...
  8. ... hyperuricemia and isosthenuria Genetic Testing Registry: Medullary cystic kidney disease 2 You might also find information on the diagnosis ... Familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy FJHN MCKD2 Medullary cystic kidney disease type 2 UMAK UMOD-related kidney disease Uromodulin storage disease ...
  9. Kidney Disease of Diabetes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... People with diabetes should be screened regularly for kidney disease. The two key markers for kidney disease are eGFR and ... lower blood pressure can slow the progression of kidney disease significantly. Two types of drugs, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors ...
  10. Prostatitis: Disorders of the Prostate From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Disease (CKD) PKD See Polycystic Kidney Disease Polycystic Kidney Disease Defines two types of polycystic kidney disease and describes their ... no physical symptoms." What are the symptoms of kidney disease? Approach 2 (0:23) "A doctor explains that for many ...
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