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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine which deals with all things kidney. It focuses on the diagnoses, management and treatment of kidney diseases and disorders.

Common symptoms of kidney disease

The following are the warning signs which indicate early kidney disease

  • Trouble in sleeping

  • Feeling tired

  • Loss of concentration

  • Cramping of muscles

  • Swollen feet or ankles

  • Dry skin

  • Frequent urination

  • Puffiness around the eyes

Some symptoms which are visible in the later stage of the disease are

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Anaemia

  • Hyperkalemia

  • Fluid retention

  • A decrease in sex drive

  • Loss of appetite

Common kidney problems Nephrologists treat

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Kidney cancer

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Kidney stones

  • Kidney failure

  • End-stage kidney disease

  • Kidney infection

  • Blood or protein in the urine

  • Polycystic kidney disease

Diagnostic tests to detect kidney diseases

Blood tests include

  • Glomerular filtration rate

  • Blood urine nitrogen

  • Serum creatinine

Urine tests include

  • Urinalysis

  • ACR

  • Twenty-four hours urine collection

  • Creatinine clearance

Other procedures include

  • Imaging tests like CT, MRI and X-ray

  • Kidney biopsy

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of problems does a Nephrologist treat?

Q: What are the common symptoms which indicate kidney failure?

Q: What are the common kidney diseases for which one may have to visit a nephrologist?

Q: What is the function of the kidney?

Q: What are the differences between a nephrologist and urologist?