Nephrology is a field of medicine that especially concerns the study of the kidneys, kidney diseases, preservation of kidney health, and treatment of kidney diseases. Nephrology also studies systemic illnesses that affect kidneys, like diabetes and autoimmune disease, and systemic diseases due to the result of kidney diseases, such as renal osteodystrophy and hypertension. A physician who has undertaken further training and becomes certified in nephrology is called a nephrologist.
Nephrologists are experts in renal health, and they work towards identifying issues with your kidneys to help you maintain good health. Your kidneys are important because they filter your blood to remove waste and toxins, and they monitor and balance the water, acid-base, and mineral ratios in the body.
Symptoms of severe kidney issues that require the attention of a Nephrologist
Generally, visiting a nephrologist indicates that you have kidney-related symptoms from an unknown cause or that you have health problems that only a renal specialist can treat. Some common signs and symptoms of severe kidney problems are as follows;
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Recurring kidney stones
- Foamy urine
- Itchy skin and joint or bone pain
- Fluid in the joints, or stiffness
- Swelling of legs, ankles, or feet
- Blood in the urine (hematuria)
A nephrologist is also involved when other factors cause kidney disease or dysfunction, including the illness;
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Autoimmune conditions
A glimpse of our best Nephrologist
Bellamkonda Rajashekar (D.M Nephrology) is a Nephrologist consultant and a kidney transplant physician at Aditya Multi-specialty Hospital.
Nephrology treatment and procedure that Aditya Multi-speciality Hospital offers;
- Renal biopsy
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Charcoal Hemoperfusion
- Renal transplantation