Users' questions

Why would you need to see a nephrologist?

Why would you need to see a nephrologist?

They work to treat conditions such as chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, and kidney failure. Your primary care doctor will likely refer you to a nephrologist if you have a complex or advanced kidney condition that requires the care of a specialist.

What diseases does a nephrologist treat?

The Nephrology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders such as:

  • Amyloidosis.
  • Diabetic kidney disorder.
  • Electrolyte disorders.
  • Glomerulonephritis.
  • Hypertension (chronic hypertension)
  • Kidney disease.

When should I see a nephrologist?

One sign that you may need to see a nephrologist is when you experience changes in your urination habits. This is a symptom that there may be something wrong with your kidneys such as kidney disease or kidney failure, and to seek medical attention.

What is difference between urologist and nephrologist?

Choosing between a nephrologist and urologist can be a little confusing. It’s easy to understand that urologists specialize in issues related to the bladder, penis, testicle, urinary tract and male reproductive system while nephrologists specialize in issues related to the kidneys.

What does nephrologist do on first visit?

Your nephrologist will review your medical history, and do a complete physical exam to determine how your kidneys are functioning. Your nephrologist will order blood and urine tests and a diagnostic imaging of your kidneys may also be required.

Does a nephrologist do surgery?

When necessary, a nephrologist may perform a kidney biopsy in order to better determine what is wrong with the kidneys. However, a nephrologist is not a surgeon and typically does not perform operations.

Does nephrologist do surgery?

Why is my doctor sending me to a nephrologist?

A doctor may refer someone to a nephrologist if they believe that the person shows signs of kidney problems, such as kidney disease, infections, or growths. In this article, we discuss what nephrologists do, the types of conditions they treat, the procedures they perform, and when someone might need to visit one.

What questions should I ask my nephrologist?

Top 8 Questions a Patient Should Ask Their Nephrologist

  • Why was I referred to see you?
  • What is the reason my kidneys are not working properly?
  • What degree of kidney function loss exists now?
  • How rapidly is my kidney function declining?
  • What can I do to slow, delay or reverse the decline in my kidney function?

Is Cranberry Juice Good for kidney problems?

A: Cranberry juice is very low in potassium and has been shown in randomized trials to prevent urinary tract infections in ladies with recurrent infections. It can be safely used in patients with very low kidney function, even in Stage 4 chronic kidney disease with elevated creatinine levels.