Information about kidney disease

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a long term kidney patient we have lots of information about chronic kidney disease and its treatments including dialysis and transplant.

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

    Find out about chronic kidney disease (CKD): symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and sources of further information and support.

  • Take control of your kidney health

    Over 3 million people in the UK have chronic kidney disease (CKD) but many of them are not aware of it as they have no symptoms. People who have diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease may be more at risk.

  • Dealing with a diagnosis of CKD

    Information and support to help you if you have been diagnosed with moderate or severe chronic kidney disease (stages 3 to 5).

Stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) explained

The five stages of CKD range from being at risk through to kidney failure, when your kidneys stop working. But most people can manage their condition with treatment that slows down its progress.

Eat well to feel well

Kidney Kitchen: kidney-friendly food for every stage of CKD

In Kidney Care UK's Kidney Kitchen we have worked with dietitians and food experts to create hundreds of delicious kidney-friendly recipes you can enjoy eating every day, at every stage of kidney disease.
Explore the Kidney Kitchen resources

Charlie's story: living with nephronophthisis

Twelve-year-old #KidneyWarrior Charlie won't let renal failure stop him from living an active lifestyle and raising funds to support the kidney community.
Read charlie's story: living with nephronophthisis