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 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.
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 disease symptoms
Kidney disease causes a range of signs and symptoms, such as anaemia, diarrhoea, itchy skin, high blood pressure and more.
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but will usually get better if treated promptly. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention here.
Dialysis is a way to artificially clean the blood if your kidneys can’t cope. Learn about the different types and how to live and active life when you are on dialysis.
When kidneys no longer function properly, dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary for survival. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney failure.
A kidney transplant is considered a long-term alternative to kidney dialysis. This article describes what you need to consider before having the procedure.