A Common Pesticide is Now Definitively Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

A new study shows that people who were exposed to common pesticide malathion had a 25% higher chance of developing chronic kidney disease.

​Can Coffee Contribute to Chronic Kidney Disease?

Herbal Supplements & Kidney Disease

Doctorpedia Kidney Health Channel Doctor Expert

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Qasim Butt, MD


  • Doctorpedia, Founding Medical Partner
  • Kidney Health Channel, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Qasim Butt is a well rounded physician leader. He practiced both clinical and interventional nephrology.

Kidney Health Videos

What The Kidneys Actually Do

Blood Pressure - How to Check

High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Monitors – What type to get

Tests for Kidney Function

Urine – What you need to know

What's New?

Kidney Health

A Genetic Test For Kidney Disease

A new genetic test called Renasight may just be the next step in the fight against chronic kidney disease - learn about it here.

Kidney Health

Machine-Learning Test For Kidney Failure & Diabetes

KidneyIntelX is a machine-learning test that uses blood-based plasma biomarkers to test for kidney failure and diabetes.

Kidney Health

The Latest Medications For Kidney Disease

Here are some of the latest medications for kidney disease, including currently unreleased experimental drugs and recent FDA approvals. 

Kidney Disease

Diabetes & Kidney Disease

If you have diabetes, several complications can develop as a result. One of the most common issues patients with diabetes face is diabetic kidney disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease Stages

Chronic kidney disease progresses slowly. Its development is categorized into 5 stages. Let's break down every stage of chronic kidney disease.

Tests For Kidney Function

The only way to be certain your kidneys are performing optimally is to schedule a doctor’s appointment and undergo tests for kidney function. What are they?

The Latest Medications For Kidney Disease

Here are some of the latest medications for kidney disease, including currently unreleased experimental drugs and recent FDA approvals. 



Best Diets for People with Kidney Disease

If you are living with kidney disease, eating the right foods is vital to your health. Here are some of the best kidney disease diets.


The Kidney Disease Prevention Diet

Diet can play a role in causing kidney disease. One ideal kidney disease prevention diet is called the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.


The DASH Diet and Kidney Disease

Since heart and kidney disease are inextricably linked, could the DASH diet could also help people with kidney disease? Let's find out.

High Blood Pressure

Risk Factors For High Blood Pressure

Currently, just under half the adult population in the U.S. has been diagnosed with hypertension. Here are some risk factors for high blood pressure.

What Is Considered High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” due to the lack of symptoms associated with the condition. What is considered high blood pressure?

How Hypertension Affects the Kidneys

Many aren’t aware of how high blood pressure affects the kidneys. But in fact, hypertension and kidney disease are intricately linked. Let's find out how.

Signs of High Blood Pressure

Knowing the signs of high blood pressure is critical to your health. The only problem is that most of the time, there are no specific signs of hypertension.



Dialysis: Fact vs. Fiction

If you're scheduled to undergo dialysis, know that it isn’t as bad as you may have heard. Let’s separate fact from fiction regarding this treatment. 


All About Home Dialysis

Those with kidney failure used to need regular visits to a dialysis center for treatment. However, for many patients, home dialysis has become an option. 


What Is Peritoneal Dialysis?

Many don't know that there is another type of dialysis called peritoneal dialysis. What is it, and how is it different from hemodialysis? Let’s take a look.

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