Kidney Disease Treatment

Kidney disease, also known as nephropathy or renal disease, is damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephritis is inflammatory kidney disease. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Kidney disease usually causes kidney failure to some degree, with the amount depending on the type of disease. Kidney transplants are often an option under the same blood type, but sometimes alternative methods are necessary. Adult stem cells can reduce or eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs after a transplant. Watch these success stories.


Rob Waddell Says Goodbye to Kidney Disease

 

Rob Waddell knew at an early age that he would need a kidney transplant. His mother has had two transplants and polycystic kidney disease runs in his family. "I’ve had two uncles that’ve died from this disease.  At early ages.  I mean they went on dialysis, they had a transplant, something happened, they’re no longer here.  Their kids are, without, without a dad!",  Rob said.

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