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  • Disease

    Chronic kidney disease

    The kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the body, regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure, and stimulating red blood cell production.

    Chronic kidney disease is the slow loss of kidney function over time. The main function of the kidneys is to remove wastes and excess water from the body.

  • Disease

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome

    The female and male urinary tracts are relatively the same except for the length of the urethra.

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a disorder passed down through families in which a baby develops and swelling of the body. Congenital means it is present from birth. However, this group of disorders also includes nephrotic syndrome that occurs in the first 3 months of life. See also: