Chronic Kidney Disease is diagnosed and treated by the Urology Division of Premier Medical Group.
Chronic Kidney Disease
The kidneys are located just under the ribcage in the back, one on each side. The right kidney is located below the liver, so it’s a little lower than the left one. Each adult kidney is about the size of a fist. Each has an outer layer called the cortex, which contains the filtering units. The kidneys have several functions. The main purpose of the kidney is to separate urea, mineral salts, toxins, and other waste products from the blood. The kidneys also conserve water, salts, and electrolytes. At least one kidney must function properly for life to be maintained.
Some of the most common kidney diseases and conditions are: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephritis, rhabdomyolysis, polycystic kidney disease, and renal tubular acidosis.