Nephrology includes the specialties of medicine that deal with the structure, health and function of the kidneys. Your primary care provider may refer you to a nephrologist if you are at risk for acute or chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nephrologists also treat issues associated with kidney function, such as high blood pressure, fluid retention, and electrolyte and mineral imbalances.
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Fifteen percent of adults in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but as many as nine in 10 adults living with CKD do not know they have it. - CDC
While anyone can develop kidney disease, you may be at a greater risk for kidney infection if you associate with any of the following risk factors:
CKD can lead to renal failure if not treated properly. Beginning stages of kidney disease frequently go unnoticed, so talk to your primary care provider if you believe you are at risk. Managing your blood pressure and blood sugar levels are key recommendations for the prevention of kidney disease.
Jackson Purchase Medical Center houses one nephrologist who specializes in acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.