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Chronic Kidney Disease: Making The Hard Choices

Your kidneys remove waste and extra water from the blood in your body. This waste and water then leave your body as urine. Without the kidneys, the waste would keep building up and, over time, you would die. When the kidneys are not healthy, they have a hard time removing waste from the blood. Chronic kidney disease moves slowly from early stages (stages 1 and 2), which usually have no symptoms, to advanced stages (stages 3, 4, and 5). Stage 5 is called “end-stage kidney disease.” This is because the kidneys can no longer be saved. Making decisions about care Usually, people with chronic kidney disease also have other health problems. The most common are diabetes and high blood pressure. Ane

Why Do My Kidneys Hurt? (Flank Pain)

Musculoskeletal problems are the most common cause of back pain, but occasionally, it could be kidney pain. If you are experiencing pain that moves towards your side and groin area, or if you have a fever or urinary symptoms, then your kidneys could be the source. Your Kidneys and Flank Area Your kidneys are located below your ribs, which is why a problem with these organs can often be felt in your upper back or flank, or side area. Kidney and Flank Pain Causes Kidney pain, or flank pain, typically feels like a dull ache on one side of your upper back. It can be caused by a number of different infections or injuries. The most common causes of flank or kidney pain are: Kidney stones Pyeloneph


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