Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing public health concern in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), CKD affects more than 1 in 7 American adults. If you have any of the risk factors for kidney disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, and/or family history, it is imperative that you see a doctor, particularly a ... Read More ->
Chronic Kidney Disease: Signs You Need to See a Kidney Doctor
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common kidney conditions in the United States, affecting roughly 37 million Americans. Despite its prevalence, approximately 90 percent of people living with CKD are unaware that they have it. Experts dub chronic kidney disease a “silent killer,” because the condition usually produces few and nonspecific symptoms, and thus, it often goes undiagnosed ... Read More ->
What Causes Kidney Disease?
Your kidneys help filter waste and excess fluid from your body. They are critical to your well-being and health, but, unfortunately, they aren’t invincible. For some people, kidney function can decrease, which allows electrolytes, excess fluids, and waste to accumulate in the blood. In more serious cases, patients may need to look into kidney transplants or dialysis. As such, issues with the ... Read More ->
Healthy Tips from a Kidney Doctor
Approximately 30% of American adults are at risk of developing kidney disease, and it is estimated that 37 million Americans already have it but do not know they have it. Your kidneys perform many important functions in flushing out your system, so keeping them healthy and in good working order is paramount to your overall good health. Let’s go over some key medical advice from a kidney doctor ... Read More ->