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The Medicine That Supports Your Kidney's

Updated: 3 days ago

Kidney health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being that often goes unnoticed until a problem arises. Often referred to as the body's natural filtration system, kidneys remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood, making their health paramount. My goal is to educate you about the intricacies of kidney health, the medical providers involved in kidney care, what renal failure entails, and the five stages of renal failure. As Professional Healthcare Advocates, we see a lot of clients who are in some form of renal failure, including cases where a patient is determined to have dementia when, in fact, they had a UTI.


Nephrologists are the primary medical providers who oversee kidney health. These specialists are experts in renal function and kidney disease. They work closely with patients to manage kidney conditions through interventions ranging from lifestyle modification advice to dialysis and kidney transplantation. A nephrologist's role is invaluable in maintaining kidney health and function for those with chronic kidney conditions or at risk of developing such conditions.


On the other hand, urologists are the medical specialists who focus on the urinary tract system. While they may not specialize in kidney conditions, they play an essential role in diagnosing and treating issues affecting kidney function, such as urinary tract infections or kidney stones.


Primary care physicians (PCPs) also play a critical role in maintaining kidney health. They are often the first line of defense for identifying early symptoms of kidney problems and referring patients to a nephrologist for further evaluation and management.


What is Renal failure? Renal failure, also known as kidney failure, occurs when the kidneys can no longer effectively filter waste products from the blood. This leads to a buildup of waste and excess fluid in the body, which can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Renal failure indicates a situation where the kidneys can no longer perform their critical functions. It can result from several causes, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and various forms of kidney diseases. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, fatigue, swelling (edema), shortness of breath, and confusion. Early detection and management are crucial in managing renal failure’s progression and impact on quality of life.



Understanding these stages is vital for anyone involved in caring for individuals with kidney issues, as it can inform the urgency and type of medical interventions needed.


Kidneys play a pivotal role in maintaining our health, and it is crucial to understand the medicine behind their function and failures.


Remember, early detection and proactive management are key in combating renal failure and ensuring your kidneys continue to serve you well throughout your life. We recommend you have your GFR tested annually or twice annually to maintain good kidney functionality. And, of course – DRINK LOTS OF GOOD AND HEALTHY WATER!




 


If we can assist you further, contact Renee & Company at 844-661-2369 or renee@reneecompany.com




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