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Abnormal Kidney Function Overview

Another name for Abnormal Kidney Function is Kidney Disease.

What is kidney disease?
A person with kidney disease has a kidney that does not function properly. Kidney disease usually affects both kidneys at the same time. About 10 percent of adults in the US have some form of kidney disease. Kidney disease is difficult to treat, and tends to worsen slowly over time.

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
Symptoms of kidney disease include decreased urination, itching, fatigue, anorexia, numbness and tingling, pale skin, swelling, vomiting, weight loss, memory loss, and tremor.

How does the doctor treat kidney disease?
The treatment for kidney disease depends on the underlying cause. General treatment for kidney disease may include a kidney diet, fluid restriction, vitamin supplements, and medications. Treatment for severe kidney disease may include kidney dialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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