The kidneys’ main functions are to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and help control your 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.
A kidney transplant is considered a long-term alternative to kidney dialysis. Find out what you need to consider before having the procedure.
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but it will usually improve if treated promptly. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.
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).
Dialysis is a way to artificially clean the blood if your kidneys can't cope. Learn about the different types and how to live an active life when you are on dialysis.
Your bladder stores urine. It works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products through urine. Learn more about your bladder here.
The urinary tract
The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect men and women differently. Find out more about UTI symptoms, treatment and prevention, and when to seek medical help.
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.