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Kidney Disease

Kidney diseases (also known as renal diseases) occur when the body is not able to remove wastes. Common types are kidney stones, kidney cysts, or kidney cancer. Treatment can include dialysis or kidney transplants. 

Managing Kidney Disease

Managing Kidney Disease can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Kidney Disease page.

Tutorials & Videos

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.    

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. 

Designed for people who need to limit their fluid intake, this application helps users track their fluid intake, weight, and and blood pressure. Free. iOS.

This application helps users track their food and nutrient intake, and offers personalized nutrition information, recipes, and meal plans.

Resources selected by Rachel Hinrichs and Lauren Tomola, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Last reviewed: October 13, 2016

January 5, 2017 - 11:32am