Kidney Failure

Kidneys

Kidney failure can be defined as one or both kidneys failing to adequately filter waste and toxins from the blood. Kidney failure is either acute or chronic. Acute kidney failure occurs suddenly, whereas chronic kidney failure develops over a period of time. Kidney failure is also known as renal failure and can be permanent or […]

The Kidneys

Image of The Kidneys

Overview The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is about the size of a fist. The kidneys’ function is to filter the blood by removing waste products, and control the fluid balance in the body whilst regulating the balance of electrolytes. The kidneys are also involved […]

Meningitis

Meningitis Brain Image

Overview The word meningitis means swelling of the meninges. The meninges are protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. There are several different types of meningitis and they vary in severity. Although meningitis can be life threatening due to its proximity to the brain and spinal cord, it depends on the causative factor as […]