Nephrology is a branch of medicine, examining the structure, function, changes and diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologist consults, prescribes renal ultrasound, urine laboratory or other necessary tests, selects the most appropriate treatment.
People with diabetes, ischemic heart disease or autoimmune diseases are at high risk of kidney disease. Renal impairment is also commonly seen in patients with elevated blood pressure, kidney stones, or chronic urinary tract infections. Furthermore, urinary tract infections are particularly common in women.
Untreated or inadequately treated kidney disease can be extremely dangerous and will eventually adversely affect other body systems. A visit to a nephrologist is advised if:
You feel pain at the bottom of the back;
You see blood in urine;
You often urinate;
You feel pain during urination.
Professional nephrologist at the clinic “Nefrida” help to diagnose and overcome kidney and urinary system diseases and disorders.
Often, after the procedure in the doctor’s office, patients have questions that they do not dare to ask during the visit or that come to mind only later. In this section, you will find in advance all the most useful information that you should know in the post-procedural period.
What is the prevention of kidney disease?
In order to preserve healthy kidneys, it is important to exercise as much as possible, give up bad habits, adjust the work and rest regime, avoid stressful situations, and avoid long-term medication use. In addition, it is very important to consume a sufficient amount of fluids – drink at least 1.5-2.5 liters of water every day.
Who is most at risk for kidney disease?
All people who suffer from arterial hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, who are overweight, who often use pain or anti-inflammatory drugs. Also women with frequent cystitis and men with prostate problems.
If you are hesitating whether you really want to make an appointment for a procedure in our clinic, we invite you to read the frequently asked questions section prepared by our doctors. In it, you will find all the answers to your questions even before the procedure, so you can feel confident in your choice!
When should you see a nephrologist?
In the presence of altered urine, in renal failure, with frequent recurrence of the urinary tract infections, decreased kidney function, or formations found in them.
What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
In mild renal failure, the patient does not experience any symptoms. In the case of advanced chronic kidney failure, there is a lack of appetite, digestive disorders (nausea, nausea, vomiting), attention deficit disorder, swelling of the legs, anemia.
How does acute kidney failure develop?
Acute kidney failure occurs suddenly and progresses very quickly. The disease develops due to impaired blood circulation in the kidneys, sudden loss of fluids, burns, severe food poisoning, and the use of drugs that damage the kidneys.
Is chronic renal failure a complication?
It can be said that yes, chronic kidney failure develops as a result of any other kidney disease.