What is Nephrology?

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Nephrology is the branch of medical science that deals with the kidney.

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  • Removal of waste products from the blood stream
  • Removal of drugs from the blood stream
  • Regulation of the body’s fluid levels
  • Regulation of blood pressure and volume
  • regulation of Vitamin D, Calcium and Phosphorus to promote bone health
  • Regulation of red blood cell production

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  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Glomerulonephritis (inflammatory diseases of the kidneys)
  • Congenital Disease
  • Structural Diseases such as polycystic kidney disease
  • Kidney Stones

TESTS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE

  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Urine measurement for protein
  • Blood testing for creatinine levels

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY DISEASE

  • High Blood pressure
  • blood or protein in the urine
  • Frequent urination, urination at night
  • Swelling

RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE

  • Advancing Age
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood pressure
  • Family history of Kidney Disease
  • Ethnicity, (African American, Hispanic American, Asians and Pacific Islander or American Indian)