Coping and support

Palliative care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)


Chest pain


Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Nausea and vomiting

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Kidney biopsy



Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Kidney transplant

Peritoneal dialysis

During peritoneal dialysis, a fluid flows into your abdominal cavity where it draws wastes from blood vessels in your abdominal wall. The fluid is then withdrawn and discarded.

Jan. 30, 2015