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Kidney failure

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.

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis happens when muscle tissue is destroyed and their contents released into the bloodstream. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Pleural effusion

A pleural effusion is an abnormal build-up of fluid in the space around the lungs. It can be caused by many things, from pneumonia to kidney failure.

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Dialysis

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.

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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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Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening form of pneumonia. Read more information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells. Find out more here.

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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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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect men and women differently. Find out more about UTI symptoms, prevention and when to seek medical help.

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Organ transplants

Organ transplantation involves removing an organ from a donor and transplanting it into someone who may be very ill or dying. Find out what's involved here.

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