Disease

The Basics

Kidney disease affects many people. One out of seven American adults have kidney disease and nearly 400,000 people in the United States are dependent on dialysis.

Kidneys are vital organs in our bodies as they perform a variety of functions that are critical to our overall health. Whether you or a loved one have been diagnosed with kidney disease, Mount Baker Kidney Center offers treatment options, essential information and support during this time. You are likely to have questions about what is happening in your body and what actions are necessary to sustain your health. We believe that knowledge is an important part of your treatment and encourage you to learn about your kidneys, explore the treatment options available to you and get the support you need in order to successfully adjust to life with kidney disease.