URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/8674.htm

Changes in kidney with age

Changes in kidney with age

Overview

The kidney atrophies and is not as productive with age.

Review Date 8/22/2016

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.