Various diseases may affect the kidneys. These include kidney stones and inflammation of the renal filtering systems. Cancer can also affect the kidneys; the most common form is renal cell carcinoma. There are inherited forms of kidney disease. The most common of these is polycystic kidney disease. While acute kidney injury is often reversible, chronic kidney disease cannot be cured.
This website is for informational purposes only. Please do not engage in self-diagnosis or self-treatment based on this information. If you suspect having kidney disease, please consult your doctor at all times!