Your kidneys are vital organs, keeping your blood clean and chemically balanced.
The progression of kidney disease can be slowed but it cannot be reversed
End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the total loss of kidney function.
Dialysis and transplantation can extend the lives of people with ESRD.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney failure.
You should see a Nephrologist regularly if you have renal disease.
If you are in the early stages of renal disease, you may be able to save your remaining renal function for many years by controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure, following a low protein diet, maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol in your blood, and taking an ACE inhibitor if you have diabetes.