Kidney Disease FAQs
Reviewed by Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD
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Q:The only purpose of the kidneys is to filter blood. True or False?
Q:Urine is made in the kidneys. True or False?
Q:What is the medical term that refers to the function of the kidneys?
Q:What are common non-specific symptoms of chronic kidney disease?
A:There are a number of nonspecific symptoms that may occur with kidney disease.
Q:A person can have chronic kidney disease without symptoms. True or False?
Q:Which kidney disease is known to be inherited?
A:Polycystic kidney disease.
Q:Hemodialysis is the only treatment for kidney failure. True or False?
Q:What is the name of a doctor who specializes in kidney diseases?
A:A nephrologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.
Q:How many stages of kidney disease are there?
A:There are five stages of chronic kidney disease.
Q:People on dialysis should maintain diets high in what?
Q:People on dialysis should eat reduced amounts of potassium. True or False?
Q:Patients on dialysis can replenish lost nutrients with over-the-counter vitamins. True or False?
Q:Why should patients with kidney diseases manage fluid intake?
A:Kidney disease alters the body's ability to balance fluid intake.
Q:Too much phosphorous can cause itchy skin for patients on dialysis. True or False?
Q:In the U.S. what is the leading cause of kidney failure?
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