Your kidneys are vital organs for healthy living that keep your blood healthy, regulate blood pressure and help maintain healthy bones. Dialysis and a healthy lifestyle can slow the progression of kidney disease.
Thirty-seven million people in the U.S. live with chronic kidney disease, and you can too with consistent medical support, a healthy diet and staying active each day.
Our caring team of physicians, nurses, dieticians and clinical staff will help you learn how dialysis is a proven treatment that can help you live a full, productive life.
At CFKC, your child will have the specialized care needed in a comfortable setting with one-on-one clinical support throughout the dialysis treatment.
Some kidney problems can be early signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the type of kidney damage that can get worse over time and lead to kidney failure. Other kidney problems can lead to CKD if they are not treated. Knowing your body and contacting your health care provider when you notice something isn't right can help you prevent bigger problems in the future.
Kidney disease in children, also called pediatric kidney disease, often has causes that are different from those that usually account for kidney disease in adults.
Many people with kidney disease experience challenges with their mental wellbeing.
Learn more about other kidney conditions including glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, kidney cancer and rare kidney diseases.
Nearly 100,000 people living with kidney failure are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, but there are not nearly enough kidneys available for all the people who need them. Most people can live with only one kidney.
Do you have questions about kidney disease or kidney failure? Send a question to our free HelpLine.
Most cases of kidney disease could be prevented, and if it is caught early, its progression can often be slowed or stopped. Testing is the only way to know if your kidneys are working properly. See a list of free kidney health screenings from the American Kidney Fund.
For more information about kidney disease, kidney problems and other kidney conditions, see these websites.
In Kidney Kitchen, you can take a deep dive into what each nutrient means for people with kidney disease, and how much of these nutrients common foods contain. Learn what healthy eating means for people in every stage of kidney disease, including those on dialysis or living with a kidney transplant.