A condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time.
The monitoring of kidney function after receiving a transplant to include routine lab work and anti-rejection medication management.
Connecting patients with surgical transplant programs for evaluation and work-up required to be considered for renal transplant.
Hemodialysis is a process of purifying the blood of a person whose kidneys are not working normally. Peritoneal dialysis is an alternative treatment for kidney failure using the lining of your abdomen, or belly, to filter the blood inside your body.
Occurs when chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced state and your kidneys no longer function well enough to meet your body’s needs.
A common complication in patients with CKD that leads to weakness in bones and diseased blood vessels. MBD is caused by changes in blood levels of calcium and phosphate and hormonal changes.
A kidney disorder in which the spaces between the kidney tubules become swollen (inflamed). This can cause problems with the way your kidneys work.
Some of the most important electrolytes regulated by the kidneys include sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, and magnesium. The kidneys are able to adjust fluid levels in the body by actively moving electrolytes in or out of the body’s cells.
Sacs of fluid that form on or inside the kidneys. These can be associated with serious disorders that may impair kidney function. But more commonly, kidney cysts are simple, non-cancerous cysts that rarely cause complications.
Hard deposits of minerals and acid salts that stick together in concentrated urine. They can be painful when passing through the urinary tract.
Inflammation and damage to the filtering part of the kidney (glomerulus). This can occur on its own or as part of another disease such as lupus or diabetes. It can come on suddenly (acute) or over time (chronic). Severe or prolonged inflammation can damage your kidney.
A sudden loss of kidney function typically due to a lack of oxygen delivery to the kidneys or if the kidney cells are damaged by a poison or harmful substance.
A sudden loss of kidney function that happens within a few hours or a few days. Also known as an acute kidney injury (AKI).
Impaired kidneys produce less of the hormone that tells the body to make more red blood cells. As a result, a person’s red blood cell count (hemoglobin) drops and anemia develops.
Kidney damage due to poorly controlled blood glucose levels. This can happen in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
High blood pressure caused by a known disease or condition such as kidney disease, vascular abnormalities, endocrine disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, medication related, or even pregnancy. Secondary HTN can be cured in some cases if the underlying cause is treated.
An elevated blood pressure (>130/80 mmHg) on a consistent basis. Prolonged uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
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