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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Patients with psoriasis may require close monitoring for kidney disease, and they should avoid nephrotoxic drugs, which injure the kidneys.
The charity has launch its "Go Purple" campaign, which runs throughout March and aims to raise awareness of kidney disease.
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Well-known kidney disease risk factors--diabetes,* hypertension (high blood pressure), and smoking--were linked to development of advanced kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease in a 6-year study of 35,000 people with HIV.
Professor Robin Williams, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, said: "This discovery is vital in helping us to understand how polycystic kidney disease may be controlled and ultimately treated.
Khan has been to the event -- which unites teenagers and young adults who have kidney disease from all over the state for an evening of revelry -- a half-dozen times.
In West Wales, the renal unit at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, in collaboration with the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, provides the treatment of kidney disease in a comprehensive care setting that offers these various forms of treatment to needy patients from Swansea and West Glamorgan as well as Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and most parts of Powys.
What to do: Ask your doctor about screening for kidney disease with a blood test (for creatinine) and a urine sample (for albumin).
According the Ministry of Hearth's Quality Improvement Plans for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, released last month, diabetes is now the leading cause of kidney disease in New Zealand, with renal failure "amongst the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes".
Whilst diabetes is the single largest cause, high blood pressure and obesity are also major factors for kidney disease.