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distal Renal Tubular Acidosis


(distal Renal Tubular Acidosis)

A resource center for patients and their families

What is dRTA?
dRTA is a rare type of kidney disease that can have a have major impact on a person’s health throughout their life. National Kidney Foundation has created this website to raise awareness and understanding about dRTA for patients and their families.

dRTA Resources

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dRTA is a rare but serious disease that can be inherited (primary dRTA) or be caused by another disorder or medication (secondary dRTA). When someone has dRTA, the kidneys have trouble removing circulating acids from the blood into the urine. dRTA affects people differently, but it can lead to many health problems, such as muscle aches and pains, fatigue, bone disease, kidney stones, and possibly hearing impairment and kidney failure.

You can learn more about dRTA with these resources:

Additional Resources

Living with dRTA or other chronic kidney diseases is a challenge, and there is a lot to learn. You can learn more with these resources on kidney disease:

  • Basics on Clinical Trials: Find out more about clinical trials, including what are what are they, and how to participate.
  • Opportunities to participate in dRTA research studies
  • Insurance Overview: A resource to help you learn more about insurance options.
  • Nutrition and Kidney Disease: Diet and nutrition are an important part of living well with kidney disease. As your kidney disease progresses, your dietary needs might also change. This resource center includes information on nutrition and kidney disease. Also includes recipes.
  • Transplantation: A resource center about the transplantation process – from considering a transplant to life beyond transplant surgery.
  • Dialysis: Has a broad range of information on dialysis and options within dialysis.
  • Advocacy: Learn more about how to become an advocate for people with kidney disease.

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