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.
Kidney cancer (or renal cancer) grows in the cells of the kidneys. Treatments for kidney cancer are improving, especially if it is detected early.
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.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is kidney disease that continues without improving. Find out more about chronic kidney disease.
A kidney transplant is considered a long-term alternative to kidney dialysis. Find out what you need to consider before having the procedure.
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.
Kidney disease diagnosis
Learn about the tests used to diagnose kidney disease.
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but it will usually improve if treated promptly. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.
Kidney disease symptoms
Kidney disease causes a range of signs and symptoms, such as anaemia, diarrhoea, itchy skin, high blood pressure and more.
Your ureters (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder) can become blocked. A nephrostomy is a procedure to drain urine from your kidney using a catheter (tube).