Causes and Types of Kidney Disease

Although diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are thought of as leading causes of kidney disease, there are many causes and types of kidney disease including rare diseases and genetic diseases.

Click on the links below for more information about some of these different types of kidney diseases.

Learn more about kidney disease from fellow patients, healthcare professionals, and the renal community by reading these articles produced for AAKP.
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HealthLine Webinars
The AAKP HealthLine is a webinar-based program educates patients and their family members on a variety of important health care topics from the comfort of their home or office.