kidney disease

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Related to kidney disease: kidney failure, kidney infection
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Noun1.kidney disease - a disease affecting the kidneys
Bright's disease, nephritis - an inflammation of the kidney
nephroangiosclerosis, nephrosclerosis - kidney disease that is usually associated with hypertension; sclerosis of the renal arterioles reduces blood flow that can lead to kidney failure and heart failure
PKD, polycystic kidney disease - kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
polyuria - renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
kidney failure, renal failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
renal insufficiency - insufficient excretion of wastes by the kidneys
uropathy - any pathology of the urinary tract
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I've seen fellows strong as bulls fight a hard battle and die inside the year of consumption, or kidney disease, or anything else.
He said that chronic kidney disease (CKD), affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year, added.
Chronic kidney disease affects more women than men, but most people with this condition dont know they have it.
Vice president, Nigerian Association of Nephrologists, Dr Adaeze Asinobi, has raised alarm over increasing case of kidney problem in Nigeria, stating that about 15 per cent of all Nigerians have some form of kidney disease.
Women are more affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) than men due to negligence and social barriers, experts said, reports BSS.
Chronic kidney disease is one of the rapidly-rising diseases in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Children with chronic kidney disease are more likely to face problems related to attention, visual and verbal memory, besides their declining physical health, finds a study.
Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital's nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.
In the United States, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death (1).
In advance of March's observance of National Kidney Month, The Nation's Health spoke with Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about kidney disease risks and steps for prevention.
Urine also happens to hold the key to catching kidney disease, especially among the 73 million Americans who are at risk.
This was the warning aired by a health expert who said that the long-term and indiscriminate use of these supplements without a doctors guidance may lead to kidney damage or kidney disease, one of the countrys top 10 killer ailments.