Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis

Nephritis is the inflammation of one or both kidneys, which can alter the kidney’s ability to properly filter the blood and the body of unwanted chemicals and excess fluids. Symptoms include dark urine and swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, and hands.

Having diabetes or high blood pressure increases your risk for developing chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease can progress to kidney failure and roughly 3 out of 4 new U.S. cases of kidney failure are caused by diabetes and high blood pressure.

Alabama has one of the highest death rates for kidney disease (Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis) in the United States, having a rate higher than the national average. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama ranks ninth among states for highest kidney disease death rate.

Page last updated: May 29, 2018