Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Can extra salt hurt your kidneys?

Sodium is a mineral that your body needs to function well. When you combine sodium with the mineral, chloride, the two make table salt.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone ...

Medical research

Unveiling uremic toxins linked to itching in hemodialysis patients

Hemodialysis patients commonly experience itching on a daily basis, which is distributed throughout their bodies. A research team led by Dr. Yamamoto has found several uremic toxins that cause itching in hemodialysis patients. ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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