Kidney Disease

Hand holding model of human kidney organKidney 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. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.

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.

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 give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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.


Resources selected by Terri Ottosen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed January 23, 2024

Last updated January 23, 2024 at 5:14 pm