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Nephrological Associates provides cutting edge care for all aspects of kidney disease. Our physicians are available for office consultations as well as inpatient hospital evaluations.

Acute kidney disease is when your kidneys acutely decrease their function as a result of many potential etiologies/conditions. The hope is that a reversible etiology can be quickly diagnosed and hopefully reversed. Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that irreversibly damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy. If kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Also, kidney disease increases your risk of having heart and blood vessel disease. Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and many other disorders. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse.
 

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Glomerulonephritis is a group of diseases that injure the part of the kidney that filters blood (called glomeruli). Other terms you may hear used are nephritis and complications include the nephrotic syndrome. When the kidney is injured, it cannot get rid of wastes and extra fluid in the body. If the illness continues, the kidneys may stop working completely, resulting in kidney failure.

Glomerular disease can cause acute and/or chronic kidney disease. Our team is very familiar with diagnosing and treating these different types of glomerular disorders.

 

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There are many types of Hereditary Kidney Diseases including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), Alports Disease, Fabry’s Disease to name a few. Our team is very familiar with diagnosing and treating these different types of disorders.

The physicians of Nephrological Associates work closely with the local kidney transplant programs to ensure optimal pre- and post-transplant care

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High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) occurs when the force of your blood against your artery walls increases enough to cause damage. It is called a “silent killer” because you can have it for years without knowing it. It is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease. Controlling high blood pressure reduces the risk of these complications. It is actually the Nephrologists that are the expert subspecialists in diagnosing and treating patients with hypertension, especially the difficult to control hypertension and the complications of hypertension.
 

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A kidney stone is literally a hard crystallization “stone” that is made from concentrated chemicals in the urine and grows in the kidney. These stones can injure the kidney and/or break off and potentially block the kidney and cause severe pain. There are different types of stones. The stone-forming chemicals are calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate and others. Usually, these chemicals are eliminated in the urine by the body's master chemist: the kidney. Possible causes of stones include genetic factors/predispositions, metabolic abnormalities, drinking too little water and other dietary factors, obesity, weight loss surgery, etc.

Our team is highly equipped to diagnose these different types of stones and determine what is likely causing their formation and then to optimize diet and medications to help minimize future kidney stone formation.

 

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When your kidneys fail (End Stage Kidney Disease or ESRD), dialysis is using a machine (Hemodialysis) or other techniques (Peritoneal Dialysis) to replace your kidney’s function. Dialysis keeps your body in balance by: removing waste products and salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body; keeping a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate and helping to control blood pressure.
 

 The staff of Nephrological Associates is committed to providing comprehensive dialysis care by working closely with the newest and most technologically advanced “in-center” Hemodialysis units in the area. We oversee traditional “in-center” Hemodialysis as well as Peritoneal Dialysis (done at home) and Home Hemodialysis as well.
 

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A Kidney Transplant is an operation in which a person with kidney failure receives a new kidney. The new kidney takes over the work of cleaning the blood and all of the other functions of a kidney. Patients that are eligible for Kidney Transplantation can come off of dialysis or even avoid dialysis completely with a successful Kidney Transplant.

The physicians of Nephrological Associates work closely with the local kidney transplant programs to ensure optimal pre- and post-transplant care

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