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 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.


Resources selected by Linda Johnsen, Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Last reviewed October 22, 2020

Last updated January 5, 2021 at 4:11 pm