The kidneys are twin, fist-size organs located at the bottom of the rib cage on either side of the spine. They perform several functions, the most important of which is filtering waste products, excess water, and other impurities out of the blood.
Acute (sudden) kidney failure is the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and...
A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals. One or more stones can be in the kidney or...
Learn how to keep your kidneys healthy and prevent kidney disease. Find information on kidney disease, including causes, symptoms,...
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