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Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

What is focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (commonly abbreviated asFSGS) is a kidney disease. It is one of the…

What is Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Biopsy, Kidneys and How They Work, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Kidneys for Kids, ALect2, IgA Nephropathy, Membranous GlomerulopathyMembranous Glomerulopathy, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
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Membranous Glomerulopathy

What is membranous glomerulopathy? Membranous glomerulopathyis a kidney disease that causes protein in the urine (proteinuria). In membranous glomerulopathy, immune…

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IgA Nephropathy

What is IgA nephropathy? IgA nephropathyis one of the most common causes of kidney disease. In IgA nephropathy, an abnormal…


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The ALect2 Alliance

What is Amyloidosis? Amyloidosis occurs when proteins form improperly, causing them to deposit abnormally in otherwise normal tissue. Once the…

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Kidneys for Kids

What are the kidneys and what do they do? Your kidneys are organs shaped like beans (think kidney beans) and…

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How does high blood pressure affect your kidneys?

What is high blood pressure/hypertension and how is high blood pressure diagnosed? High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is an…


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Diabetes Mellitus

What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a metabolic disease that results in high blood sugar, either…

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The Kidneys and How They Work

Where are the kidneys and why do we need kidneys? The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs, each about…

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Kidney Biopsy – A Guide For Patients

If your doctor wants you to have a kidney biopsy, here are some things you should know. A kidney biopsy…


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What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) is the gradual loss of kidney function over time. Over 26 million Americans are affected by chronic…