Kidney FailureInfo Center
Hurting Kidneys in Major Surgeries
Surgery can be a lifesaving measure for patients suffering from a number of diseases. Sometimes, though, surgery can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage.
Obesity Blocks Kidney Donation
Obesity can lead to all sorts of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes. Now, it seems obesity can get in the away of kidney donation.
Cholesterol Drug May Harm Kidneys
On top of diet and exercise, medications can help you control your cholesterol. Be careful, though. Some of these medications may pose a threat to your health.
Is Birthwort bad for the Kidney?
People have used herbal remedies for thousands of years to treat illness, lose weight, and boost their health in general. The effectiveness of many of these remedies remains unclear. Some may even be harmful.
Age Doesn't Matter in Kidney Swaps
Unlike other organ transplantations, kidney transplants can come from living donors. At first, you might kidney recipients would do better with a younger kidney. But, it seems a kidney donor's age makes little difference.
Stem Cells Help Your New Kidney
Kidney transplants save lives, but only if recipients' bodies accept the new organ. Now, scientists are working on ways to prevent kidney transplant rejection.
An end to Drugs After Organ Transplant?
A kidney transplant can save a person's life. But people with a transplanted kidney often have to take anti-rejection drugs for much of their lives. A new discovery may make these drugs unnecessary for some.
Seniors With a Syndrome Face Kidney Risk
As you get older, your body becomes less resilient in the face of diseases like diabetes and kidney disease. But a weakening body does not mean you are doomed. There are steps you can take to protect your health.
Are You Strong Enough for a New Kidney?
A kidney transplant can save the life of a person with kidney failure. But treatment for kidney failure does not end after the patient gets a new organ. Doctors must continue working to make sure the new kidney works.
HIV Drug Does Kidney Damage
Today, people with HIV/AIDS can expect to live longer, healthier lives with the help of medications. Some of these medications, however, may come with dangerous side effects.