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  UK National Kidney Federation - Kidney Disease
This is a common cause of a small kidney detected in childhood or in a young adult.
Many other diseases which damage the kidney, such as glomerulonephritis (click here for more details), can cause a kidney to shrink and become small, but glomerulonephritis usually affects both kidneys equally, and this section of medical information is really concerned with conditions where one kidney is smaller than the other.
If a small kidney is providing more than 25% (one quarter) of the total level of kidney function (this can be measured using a test called a radioisotope scan), doctors often suggest trying to control any problems caused by the kidney with drugs (such as long term antibiotics for infection), before removing the kidney.
www.kidney.org.uk /Medical-Info/kidney-disease/small-singlekid.html   (1816 words)

  Kidney Stones - UrologyChannel
Kidney stones (calculi) are hardened mineral deposits that form in the kidney.
Kidney stones form when there is a high level of calcium (hypercalciuria), oxalate (hyperoxaluria), or uric acid (hyperuricosuria) in the urine; a lack of citrate in the urine; or insufficient water in the kidneys to dissolve waste products.
Kidney stones are most prevalent in patients between the ages of 30 and 45, and the incidence declines after age 50.
www.urologychannel.com /kidneystones/index.shtml   (829 words)

  Kidney - MSN Encarta
The basic units of the kidneys are microscopically thin structures called nephrons, which filter the blood and cause wastes to be removed in the form of urine.
Like kidney beans, the body’s kidneys are dark red in color and have a shape in which one side is convex, or rounded, and the other is concave, or indented.
The concave part of the kidney attaches to two of the body’s crucial blood vessels—the renal artery and the renal vein—and the ureter, a tubelike structure that carries urine to the bladder.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560819/Kidney.html   (1388 words)

  Kidney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates.
Pyelonephritis is infection of the kidneys and is frequently caused by complication of a urinary tract infection.
Kidney transplantation is the only cure for advanced chronic renal failure; dialysis, while correcting the abnormalities to a degree, is seen as a form of "buying time" to bridge the inevitable wait for a suitable organ.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kidney   (1821 words)

 Kidney stones - causes, symptoms and stone treatments
Kidney stones are hard, stone-like masses that can form in one or both kidneys.
Kidney stones are usually painless when in the kidney but can cause severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.
Kidney stones are small, solid masses that form when salts or minerals normally found in urine become solid crystals (crystallise) inside the kidney.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/html/Kidney_stones.html   (1684 words)

 World Kidney Day - Are your kidneys OK?
World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
The main job of our kidneys (which are roughly the size of two fists and are located deep in our abdomen, beneath our rib cage) is to remove toxins and excess water from our blood.
The health of their kidneys may also progressively worsen to the point where the kidneys must be replaced (this is called "end-stage renal disease").
www.worldkidneyday.org   (548 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Your Kidneys Work"
Although the kidneys are small organs by weight, they receive a huge amount -- 20 percent -- of the blood pumped by the heart.
Your kidneys receive the blood from the renal artery, process it, return the processed blood to the body through the renal vein and remove the wastes and other unwanted substances in the urine.
Vaxa's all natural Kidney Formula prevents and relieves a variety of kidney disorders including kidney stones, kidney infection, kidney disease, and k...
health.howstuffworks.com /kidney.htm   (382 words)

 Kidney Cancer - Urologychannel
Kidney cancer occurs most often in people between the ages of 50 and 70, and affects men almost twice as often as women.
Not smoking is the most effective way to prevent kidney cancer and it is estimated that the elimination of smoking would reduce the rate of renal pelvis cancer by one-half and the rate of renal cell carcinoma by one-third.
Urine moves from the renal pelvis to the ureters, the large tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder.
www.urologychannel.com /kidneycancer/index.shtml   (635 words)

 The 5 Organs Network of Chinese Medicine - Kidney
Kidney qi is produced by the dynamic interaction between the two, specifically the action of functional/warming kidney yang steaming the material kidney yin.
Kidney qi, due to its mother organ's close proximity to the openings in the lower burner, governs the opening and closing function of the "two private parts," including sexual functions like erection, ejaculation, and lubrication of the vaginal tract, and maintenance of fecal continence (as well as urinary continence via the control of the bladder).
Tonifying kidney yin and kidney yang, proponents have argued since the 13th century, means to moisten and strengthen the body's source yin/yang and thereby the yin/yang of all organ networks.
www.itmonline.org /5organs/kidney.htm   (7338 words)

 Common bean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although in the case of dry beans the ten minutes required to degrade the toxin is much shorter than the hours required to fully cook the beans themselves, outbreaks of poisoning have been associated with the use of slow cookers whose low cooking temperatures may be unable to degrade the toxin.
The kidney bean with its dark red skin is named for its visual resemblance to a kidney.
Kidney beans are used in the red beans and rice of Louisiana Creole cuisine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kidney_bean   (1516 words)

 The Kidney Stone Web Site - Definition & Location
A kidney stone is a solid lump (from as small as a grain of sand to as large as the size a golf ball) made up of crystals that separate from urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney.
Kidney stones usually are formed inside the kidney, but they are sometimes found in the bladder or ureter.
The intense pain associated with kidney stones usually occurs during the period of time that the stone is being slowly moved along the small ureter between the kidney and the bladder.
www.rogerbaxter.com /KidneyStone   (454 words)

 Health Information - Yale Medical Group
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.
The transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdomen on the front side of the body.
kidney biopsy - a procedure in which tissue samples are removed (with a needle or during surgery) from the kidney for examination under a microscope; to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
ymghealthinfo.org /content.asp?pageid=P01495   (2002 words)

 The Human Kidney
Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease caused by inflammation of the internal kidney structures.
Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney and the ureters.
Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder involving injury to the kidney.
www.mamashealth.com /organs/kidney.asp   (387 words)

 Kidney Stones in Adults   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kidney stones, one of the most painful of the urologic disorders, are not a product of modern life.
A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney.
Other causes of kidney stones are hyperuricosuria which is a disorder of uric acid metabolism, gout, excess intake of vitamin D, urinary tract infections, and blockage of the urinary tract.
kidney.niddk.nih.gov /kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults   (3086 words)

 Kidney Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kidney Health Australia today said the level of kidney disease in the indigenous population was a national tragedy, which needed to be addressed with programs providing a systematic approach that are adequately resourced and fully accountable.
Kidney Health Australia called on all sides of the political spectrum to support a new approach to dealing with the chronic kidney disease sweeping through indigenous communities.
More kidney patients on dialysis will head for home for their treatment in the future for improved patient outcomes and as government tries to stem the cost explosion of kidney disease in Victoria, a meeting of senior medical specialists from metropolitan and regional Victoria was told today.
www.kidney.org.au /blog   (948 words)

Kidney cancer is twice as common in men as in women.
Kidney cancer may either spread locally and involve nearby tissues (such as spread to the space outside the kidneys) or travel to distant sites (such as local lymph glands or liver, bones, brain or the opposite).
In the majority of patients, in whom cure is not possible, survival could vary from months to years, depending on the extent of the cancer and overall condition of the patient, as well as his/her response to treatment and the duration of that response.
www.tirgan.com /kidney.htm   (548 words)

 Kidney   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kidney trouble is caused by a local infection.
Dropsy: This is a sign that the kidneys are partially paralyzed and are not eliminating the urine sufficiently, so the diuretic agent should be used in combination with a diffusive stimulant (such as Jamaica ginger or Virginia snake root), or even cayenne may be used.
Kidney Infection Cured by Sage: However, in one case the combination of peppermint and Sage is particularly good.
www.herballegacy.com /id116.htm   (2802 words)

 Kidney definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen which clear "poisons" from the blood, regulate acid concentration and maintain water balance in the body by excreting urine.
Kidney Cancer - There are several types of kidney cancer, including renal cell cancer (renal adenocarcinoma or hypernephroma), transitional cell carcinoma, and Wilms tumor.
Treatment of kidney cancer--which may include surgery, arterial embolization, radiation therapy, biological therapy or chemotherapy--depends upon the stage of the disease and the patient's overall health.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4103   (328 words)

 The Kidney
You need to know about the general structure of the kidney and how it works, so let's start with a diagram to show the regions of the kidney.
Blood in the renal artery must have sufficient pressure or the kidney will not be able to filter the blood.
Here is a diagram of the kidney showing a nephron broken up into six parts.
www.purchon.com /biology/kidney.htm   (1005 words)

 Kidney Stones
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms from crystallization of excreted substances in the urine.
A kidney stone may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl, and some are as big as golf balls.
Kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders, and one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_urology/stones.cfm   (942 words)

Kidney failure due to acute tubular necrosis is a common, deadly complication in the intensive-care unit.
The glomerular diseases that tend to recur in transplanted kidneys are FSGS, membranous GN, membranoproliferative GN, and IgA nephropathy.
Kidney stones, sickle cell nephropathy, bleeding disorders, and cancers are the other important diseases that produce bleeding at the level of the kidney.
www.pathguy.com /lectures/kidney.htm   (10750 words)

 Health Information - Yale Medical Group
Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys, two large, bean-shaped organs - one located to the left, and the other to the right of the backbone.
Renal is the Latin word for kidney, and kidney cancer may also be referred to as renal cancer.
Surgery to remove the kidney is called a nephrectomy and it is the most common treatment for kidney cancer.
ymghealthinfo.org /content.asp?pageid=P07329   (1037 words)

 Kidney Transplant
Kidney transplantation is not a complete cure, although many people who receive a kidney transplant are able to live much as they did before their kidneys failed.
Kidney failure can happen rapidly (acute kidney failure), usually in response to a severe acute (sudden, short-term) illness in another body system or in the kidneys.
Kidney failure can also happen very slowly and gradually (chronic kidney failure), usually in response to a chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
www.emedicinehealth.com /kidney_transplant/article_em.htm   (795 words)

 Kidney disease (nephropathy), and diabetes facts and information - Complications - American Diabetes Association
When kidney disease is diagnosed early, (during microalbuminuria), several treatments may keep kidney disease from getting worse.
The kidneys work hard to make up for the failing capillaries so kidney disease produces no symptoms until almost all function is gone.
When kidneys fail, the person needs a way to replace their function, which is to clean the blood.
www.diabetes.org /type-1-diabetes/kidney-disease.jsp   (1381 words)

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