Cancer-Related Kidney Diseases: Understanding the Risks and Treatment OptionsAuthor(s): Nicola Pisani*
Renal disease is a condition that affects the kidneys’ ability to filter waste and excess fluids from the blood. There are several different types of renal disease, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, and polycystic kidney disease. The causes of renal disease can vary, but hypertension, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases are some of the most common. Symptoms of renal disease may not be noticeable until the disease is advanced, but can include fatigue, nausea, and swelling in the legs and ankles. Treatment for renal disease depends on the underlying cause and the stage of the disease, and may involve lifestyle changes, medications, dialysis, or kidney transplant. Preventing renal disease involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing underlying conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Early detection and treatment of renal disease are crucial for preventing complications and improving outcomes.