Nephrologist

A nephrologist or kidney doctor is an internal medicine doctor who has a special focus on the health of your kidneys. Nephrologists can help to manage many conditions associated with your kidneys and the way they function.

The list includes;
-Abnormal kidney function – elevated creatinine and low or high potassium or sodium
-Abnormalities in your urine such as blood or protein
-Diabetic kidney disease
-Family history of genetic kidney diseases such as ADPKD
-Hypertension
-Kidney stones
-Lupus affecting your kidney

•Renal Replacement therapies such as-
-Counselling on what to do if your kidneys are failing
-Haemodialysis
-Peritoneal dialysis
-Kidney transplants

•Any referral from a doctor about your kidneys

Written by Nephrologist Dr. Anisha Sookoo

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