When I was diagnosed with advanced kidney disease at age 29, it came as a shock. Otherwise healthy and athletic, I had gone to the emergency room experiencing fever and back pain. Within a few years, they told me, I would need to start dialysis, unless I could find a donor for a kidney transplant. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Stories, Kidney transplant
Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
In an interview on “The Ellen Show,” Hyland talked about her serious health problems--at age 28, she’s already had 16 surgeries, including six over the past couple of years, and has struggled with major depression. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
At this holiday season, as loved ones gather to make memories, we are especially gratified to have helped make more than 1,000 kidney transplants possible so far this year in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
Nephrotic syndrome is a rare disease and, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is progressive and can lead to kidney failure. Proteinuria (protein in urine) is a symptom of nephrotic syndrome, and it can be one of the earliest indicators that something may be wrong with your kidneys. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living