Nephrology is a branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys.  Nephrologists play a crucial role in diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases. Kidneys are vital because they filter waste and toxins from the blood, maintaining a balance of water, acid-base, and minerals in the body.

Conditions Treated:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Difficult to control blood pressure or secondary hypertension
  • Kidney transplant management
  • Kidney stone prevention

Need-to-know Facts About Kidney Disease:

  • Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and a family history of kidney failure.
  • People with any of these risk factors should get tested for kidney disease on an annual basis.
  • Most people who develop kidney disease lack symptoms until their disease is at an advanced stage.
  • Left untreated, kidney disease can progress to kidney failure and death.
  • Kidney disease can be treated to slow or prevent kidney failure.
  • People who receive treatment for kidney disease can live long and productive lives.
  • Regular physical exams that include simple blood and urine tests can determine if you're at increased risk for kidney problems.

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