- Kidney Disease
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Transplant
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the functions performed by your healthy kidneys. It is medically indicated when your own kidneys can no longer provide the functions your body needs.
Hypertension is an elevated blood pressure in the arteries. To circulate blood through the body, heart muscles contract and then rest pushing blood through the arteries and capillaries to the veins.
Kidney stones develop from the buildup of salts and minerals within the kidney or bladder. As the crystals enlarge into stones, they may either adhere to the kidney itself or travel to other sites within the urinary tract.
In making a decision about whether this is the best treatment for you, you may find it helpful to talk to people who already have a kidney transplant. You also need to speak to your doctor, nurse and family members.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder in which clusters of fluid-filled cysts develop in the kidneys. The cysts can accumulate more fluid, grow and multiple, enlarging the kidneys until they eventually reduce kidney function.