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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction – Pamphlet Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called “impotence,” is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word “impotence” may also be used to describe other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm. Using […]

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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Lupus Nephritis

Lupus Nephritis – Pamphlet Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. SLE causes harm to the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. What causes SLE is unknown. Many factors may play a role, including * heredity (a gene passed down by a parent) […]

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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Kidney biopsy

Kidney biopsy – Pamphlet * Preparation * Test Procedures * After the Test * Getting the Results * For More Information A biopsy is a diagnostic test that involves collecting small pieces of tissue, usually through a needle, for examination under a microscope. A kidney biopsy can help find a diagnosis and determine the best […]

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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: Kidney disease of diabetes

Kidney disease of diabetes – Pamphlet Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure, a serious condition in which the kidneys fail to rid the body of wastes. Kidney failure is the final stage of a slow deterioration of the kidneys, a process known as nephropathy. Diabetes is the […]