Your kidneys are critical for your overall health, helping maintain acceptable blood pressure, preventing anemia (low blood count), keeping bones healthy, sustaining good nutrition, heart health, and more.
Some of the more common causes of kidney disease include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Our physicians determine what is causing your kidney dysfunction and either reverse it or slow the progression to prevent further damage. As with many chronic illnesses, early detection is the key!
Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic kidney disease is a condition of decreasing function of your kidneys over time. At Richmond Nephrology Associates, our role is to help manage and treat your chronic kidney disease.
To get more clinical information about CKD, click here to visit the National Kidney Foundation’s CKD information.
Expert Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Your kidneys are a fundamental regulator of your blood pressure. Since high blood pressure is a common cause of kidney disease, we believe in aggressive treatment to get your high blood pressure under control. Keeping hypertension in check will help prevent damage to your kidneys and the rest of your body.
Treatment of Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
Kidneys stones are a common ailment, and we determine why our patients get kidney stones by analyzing our patients’ blood and urine with special tests. Once we have these answers we can either provide education on dietary modification or medications to help prevent further kidney stones.
Dialysis is a way to replace a person’s kidney functions when kidneys don’t work anymore. It cleans poisons that have naturally built up in your bloodstream and also removes fluid.
Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin that tells your bones to produce more red blood cells. When your kidney disease becomes advanced you ultimately become anemic because of a lack of this hormone. We have a medication that replaces ...