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Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease. The prospect of living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be overwhelming. Because the kidneys perform so many important functions, kidney disease can be complicated to treat and difficult to manage.

The UPMC Kidney Clinics and our team of specialists understand that people with CKD have a multitude of concerns and that health issues may evolve over time.

A specialty service of the UPMC Renal-Electrolyte Division, the Kidney Clinics provide comprehensive, one-stop care for adult patients with any stage of renal functional impairment. The experienced professionals of this multidisciplinary service are dedicated to reducing the impact of kidney disease in the lives of every person affected.


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