A to Z: Kidney Diseaseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-KH-AZ-Dictionary-enHD.jpgKidney disease is when there's a problem with the kidneys and they can't do a good job of filtering waste. kidneys, failure, transplant, dialysis, wilms, wilm's, tumor 03/25/201604/05/201909/02/201963ed3bb3-67e4-4683-9a82-afc8e3414acchttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kidney-disease.html/<p><em>May also be called: Kidney Problem, Renal Disease</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">Kidney</a> disease is when there's a problem with the kidneys and they can't do a good job of filtering waste.&nbsp;</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>There are many kinds of kidney disease. Reasons why people get kidney problems are:</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;">the kidneys don't grow properly while a baby is in the uterus (womb)&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;">kidney problems run in a person's family&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/wilms.html/">tumors</a>&nbsp;or infections cause problems with how the kidneys work&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p>Sometimes, doctors don't know exactly why someone gets kidney disease, but they can still treat it.</p> <p>Doctors usually treat kidney disease (or the problems that cause it to happen) with medicine or surgery. Some kidney diseases eventually lead to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-kidney-failure.html/">kidney failure</a>. People with kidney failure need dialysis or a transplant. &nbsp;</p> <p>A few kidney diseases don't need to be treated because they're not causing problems. Doctors just watch to be sure people are OK.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most people have two kidneys. When a problem is in just one kidney, the kidney that's working well takes over to get rid of the body's wastes.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;">All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</span></em></p>
Kidney DiseaseSometimes, the kidneys can't do their job properly. In teens, kidney disease is usually due to infections, structural issues, glomerulonephritis, or nephrotic syndrome. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidney.html/4f21e885-14a9-4b12-a514-66998f93043c
Kidney Diseases in ChildhoodThe kidneys play a critical role in health. When something goes wrong, it could indicate a kidney disease. What are kidney diseases, and how can they be treated?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-diseases-childhood.html/ce75e066-a9e8-498f-97e8-6459154b9748
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/0cbf3444-1a45-4512-9af9-bc76e5592336
When Your Child Has a Chronic Kidney DiseaseParents of kids who have a chronic kidney disease often worry about what might happen next, how their child feels, and what treatments are likely to be involved. Find answers here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chronic-kidney-disease.html/9edcb2c0-d2af-4fd7-88e9-48c0ff7a2f55
When Your Child Needs a Kidney TransplantIf your child needs a kidney transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo kidney transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidney-transplant.html/453b2488-cfff-4e14-bdbd-818b9906f828