What Does Nephrology Mean and Why Does It Matter?
Simply put, nephrology is the medical profession specializing in the treatment of kidney disease (also called renal disease). The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste and excess fluids from your blood, which are then dispelled from the body through urine. We, as nephrologists, are specially-trained to detect, diagnose and effectively treat kidney failures, which will eventually lead to more serious, often fatal, health complications like hypertension, electrolyte disturbances and others. Many complications resulting from kidney problems are systemic, such as autoimmune diseases, and affect more organs than just the kidneys (e.g. lupus) so it’s imperative to detect and treat kidney diseases early.
Our duties as physicians and specialists is not only to detect and treat diseases, but also to educate our patients on prevention. For example, kidney failure is commonly caused by smoking, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.
All of our specialists are board-certified in Nephrology and are dedicated to their focus that provides a wide array of sub-specialization that is broad in scope:
We are your best partner in the fight against kidney disease. We will work with you to find ways to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle to avoid kidney failure. Schedule a consultation today if you believe you’re at risk of kidney disease.