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Kidney Health/Trastornos Renales y la Salud

Kidney Health/Trastornos Renales y la Salud

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This lesson will identify the causes and affects of various kidney disorders.

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En esta lección vamos a hablar de diversos trastornos que pueden afectar a los riñones.

Terms to Know
Dialysis

The process of artificially filtering a person’s blood by pumping it out of their body and into a machine; dialysis is a necessary procedure for a person whose kidneys are failing or completely gone (failed).

Kidney Cancer

Cancer that occurs in the kidneys, is more prevalent in males than in females.

Kidney Stones

Deposits of acids and salts that accumulate in the kidneys and can obstruct the flow of urine; kidney stones are very painful to void.

Nephritis

Inflammation of the kidneys caused by infections or autoimmune disorders.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Infections that enter the urethra and can climb as high as the kidneys, UTIs cause inflammation of the urinary bladder or kidneys.