DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Your Teenager and Chronic Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/pediatric/your-teenager-and-chronic-kidney-disease/a/4960

While it is rare, teenagers may find out they have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and need dialysis. In adults, CKD usually happens over time due to untreated high blood pressure or diabetes; however, CKD in teenagers is usually due to persistent urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome and nephritis. Parents and their teenagers can learn more about CKD, the symptoms and how to treat it.