Anatomic and physiologic changes of the aging kidney.

  title={Anatomic and physiologic changes of the aging kidney.},
  author={Edgar Lerma},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={25 3},
Aging is a degenerative biologic process that affects the kidneys. It is known to be associated with a decline in kidney function coincident with a progressive decrease in the number of functioning nephrons and with glomerular and tubulointerstitial scarring. These changes affect glomerular and tubular function, systemic hemodynamics, and, as a whole, body homeostasis.