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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is kidney disease that continues without improving. Find out more about chronic kidney disease.

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What causes kidney disease?

There are many causes of kidney disease, such as diabetes, painkillers, infection and injury. Learn more about the risk factors for kidney disease.

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Kidney disease

Kidney disease is when the kidneys are damaged and don't function as they should. It can be treated once diagnosed. Learn more about what your kidneys do and what type of kidney diseases there are.

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Kidney disease diagnosis

Learn about the tests used to diagnose kidney disease.

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Kidney disease prevention

You can lower your risk of kidney disease by maintaining your weight, eating well, limiting alcohol and more.

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Kidney disease symptoms

Kidney disease causes a range of signs and symptoms, such as anaemia, diarrhoea, itchy skin, high blood pressure and more.

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Kidney disease treatment

Some types of kidney conditions are curable. For others, there are ways to ease symptoms. Learn about treatments for kidney stones, kidney failure and more.

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Kidney pain

Find out more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of kidney pain from our trusted partners.

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Risk Checker

Find out if you're at risk of heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes in just a few minutes using the healthdirect Risk Checker.

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Kidneys

The kidneys main function is to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and also helps to control blood pressure. Find out more about how they work.

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