Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease means that the kidneys aren't removing waste and excess water from the blood as efficiently as they should. The most common causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Paralympian Amy Purdy Must Choose Between Keeping Her 'Kidney or Leg' After Developing Blood Clot

The blood clot stretches from her hip to the bottom of her left leg, she explained, and likely developed due to how often she uses her prosthetics.

6th GradeTeacher Donates His Kidney to Save Student's Life: 'There Is No Greater Gift'

A Georgia teacher helped save his student’s life by donating his kidney — after he was inspired by his own son’s experience with kidney failure.

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George Lopez’s Kidney Transplant: a Life-Saving Gift From His Wife

It's barely past 8 a.m. on World Kidney Day, but funnyman and actor George Lopez is in overdrive, bouncing back and forth from television interviewers to radio remotes to Internet and print reporters, trying to spread the word about the importance of screening for kidney disease.