Health News – Step closer to growing fully functioning Replacement Kidneys

The number of people requiring kidney transplants has been growing worldwide, with demand for donated kidneys far outstripping the supply. Around 2% of all adults experience kidney disease, and which results in tens of thousands of deaths each year. Only 25% of those on the wait list for a donor kidney will ever receive the lifesaving… Read More Health News – Step closer to growing fully functioning Replacement Kidneys

Renal Failure or Kidney Failure or Renal Insufficiency

Renal Failure or Kidney Failure (formerly called renal insufficiency) is a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The kidneys, which serve as the body’s natural filtration system, gradually lose their ability to remove fluids and waste products (urea) from the bloodstream. They also fail… Read More Renal Failure or Kidney Failure or Renal Insufficiency

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Should not be ignored

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body. Any part of this system can become infected. As a rule, the farther up in the Urinary Tractthe infection is located, the more serious it is.… Read More Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Should not be ignored

Chronic Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) – Develops Gradually

Kidney Function The Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that lie on either side of the spine in the lower middle of the back. Each kidney weighs about ¼ pound and contains approximately One Million Filtering Units called Nephrons. Each Nephron is made of a Glomerulus and a Tubule. The Glomerulus is a miniature… Read More Chronic Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) – Develops Gradually