Inside each kidney there are about one million tiny units called nephrons.
The nephrons are the part of the kidney that filter the blood. Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons.
Sometimes, end stage kidney disease can happen quickly. For example, it can be caused by a sudden loss of large amounts of blood or by an accident. This is called acute kidney injury.
More often, kidney function worsens over a number of years.
If kidney disease is found early, lifestyle changes and medication can increase the life of your kidneys and keep you feeling your best for as long as possible.Kidney diseaseKidney Health Check