Your kidneys are the superstars of balance. When everything is working well they help keep your fluid levels and electrolytes (things like sodium and potassium) in check and also filter out waste products. If the kidneys aren’t working well, it can leave you feeling tired, nauseous, short of breath – just generally unwell.
There are a few different options for dealing with decreased kidney function (what we call chronic kidney disease or CKD). They range from changes to diet, to something called dialysis, to kidney transplant.
The resources in this section will hopefully help you get a better understanding of what CKD is and how patients and doctors make decisions about how to treat it.