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Information about kidneys and kidney disease

What do your kidneys do? What is kidney disease? What is dialysis? Want information on kidney problems?

View commonly asked questions and get information about the kidneys and about kidney disease.

Kidney conditions and symptoms

Find out about different conditions that affect kidney function and the symptoms to look out for.

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Around 1 in 10 people worldwide have chronic kidney disease and many people are undiagnosed. Several things can increase your risk including diabetes, high blood pressure or being overweight.

Living with kidney disease

Want to find out about kidney disease progression, care and treatments for kidney failure, advice for dealing with diagnosis and ways to take control of your kidney disease? Get information, advice and hear about other people's experience of living with kidney disease.

Covid-19 and kidney disease

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges for patients living with kidney disease and their support networks. We continue to support research programmes that are designed to help find new answers and approaches for our kidney community.

Kidney health resources

Here are some handy resources to give an introduction to many areas of kidney disease. If you would like a large amount of our leaflets or DVDs, please email our supporter care team for more information or call 0300 303 1100.


What are kidneys?

An information booklet explaining about the kidneys and what they do.

Take a wee look booklet front cover

Take a wee look

A leaflet about kidney disease, what it is, its symptoms and ways to spot if you are at risk.

Kidney Kit bundle

Kidney Kit

Created with kidney patients in mind, you'll find delicious recipes, tips and support from kidney patients, access to simple exercise plans and more.


Dialysis Decision Aid

Help making decisions about dialysis treatment.

Get Kidney Fit booklet

Get kidney fit

A guide to your kidneys, and how to look after them.


Dialysis Choices: what are the options?

A film about different dialysis experiences.

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