Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine. It also helps regulate your blood volume and pressure, and controls the level of chemicals and salts in your body's cells and blood. Learn more 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.
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.
The bladder works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products from the blood through urine. Learn more about its function and tips for a healthy bladder.
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.
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 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.
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.