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. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.
- Kidney Diseases (MedlinePlus)
- Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet (CDC)
- Kidney Disease (National Kidney Foundation)
- What Is Chronic Kidney Disease? (National Kidney Disease Education Program)
- Kidney Disease Tests for Diagnosis and Evaluation (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)
- Kidney School (Audio and Print)
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.
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.
This app will locate the nearest Dialysis Clinic to your location. It is limited to the United States. $.99. iOS.
Resources selected by Rachel Hinrichs, Schools of Public Health and Rehabilitation Science, Indiana University,
Last reviewed May 21, 2019