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Kidney health

What do our kidneys do?

The kidneys filter waste products from the blood before turning it to urine. This video explains in detail how the kidneys function.

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Media last reviewed: 15/11/2013

Next review due: 15/11/2015

Keeping your kidneys healthy

Five lifestyle changes to help keep your kidneys functioning well, including staying hydrated and eating healthily.

Kidney problems

Kidney problems such as kidney cancer and kidney disease are on the increase. Find out why.

Who should get tested for kidney disease?

Many people with kidney disease don't know they have it. Should you have your kidney health tested?

Advice for new kidney patients

Being diagnosed with kidney disease can be a shock. Follow these tips to help you stay healthy.

Black and south Asian kidney health

If you're black or south Asian, you have a higher risk of kidney disease. Find out whether you should be tested.

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Tips for parents of children with kidney disease on making friends, exercising and taking medicines.

Pharmacy remedies and kidney disease

Find out which over-the-counter remedies are safe to take if you have kidney disease.

Life with kidney disease

Advice for people living with kidney disease on issues such as sex, pregnancy, work and holidays.

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Kidney disease

Are your kidneys healthy?

Take this short assessment to find out if you need to have your kidney function checked

Waiting for a transplant

There are thousands of people waiting for transplants. Organ donation can transform their lives

Media last reviewed: 25/02/2015

Next review due: 25/02/2017