At Faith Regional Health Services, we have a nephrologist that specializes in kidney care and the treatment of various kidney conditions. If you are suffering from a diagnosed kidney disease or experiencing symptoms related to a kidney condition, we can help.
Your kidneys are a critical part of your body's basic functions, helping to filter waste and extra water from your blood. Your kidneys also perform other functions vital to good health, including producing needed hormones to control blood pressure, make red blood cells and activate vitamin D.
Symptoms of Kidney Disease
Each patient may have different symptoms, but these are some of the most common symptoms of kidney disease:
- Blood in the Urine
- Frequent Headaches
- High Blood Pressure
- Itchiness All over the Body
- Loss of Appetite
- Muscle Cramps or Pain in the Lower Back (Not aggravated by movement)
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Puffiness around Eyes, Swelling of Hands and Feet
- Skin May Darken
How Our Nephrologist Can Help
Our nephrologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the kidneys. You may be referred to see a nephrologist if you have any of the symptoms above or have been diagnosed with:
- Protein or blood in your urine
- Severe high blood pressure
- Loss of kidney function
Other conditions, such as diabetes, can lead to chronic kidney disease.