The Kidney Health Group is a specialized medical practice serving Akron, Ohio and surrounding areas. Our focus is on kidney care and wellness. We also specialize in internal medical, critical care medicine, hypertension, dialysis, and transplantation.
At the Kidney Health Group we help you to better kidney health. Here is a list of some of the areas we specialize in:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management
Long Term Care After Transplant
Treatment of Hypertension
Treatment of Kidney Stones
Some of the most common diagnoses we treat are:
can affect one or both kidneys
can be due to a problem specifically in the kidney or damage to the kidneys from other diseases
the patient will need blood tests, and sometimes urine tests, to measure kidney function
if kidney disease doesn't get better within 3 months the patient is then considered to have chronic kidney disease or "CKD"
there are 5 stages of CKD
blood pressure can be high without a patient having any symptoms so it is important to check from time to time
high blood pressure harms kidneys over time
a variety of medications may be needed to control blood pressure especially if the patient also has kidney disease
formed in salty, concentrated urine
it is not unusual to have at least one kidney stone episode in your lifetime
kidney stones are usually made up of calcium but can be made up of other crystals as well
kidney stones can be very painful or get infected if the stones get stuck
the patient will need urine tests, imaging, and possibly a urologist to manage
drinking fluids and eating a low salt diet can help prevent stones from forming or growing
a procedure that is done to replace the kidney's function of cleaning the body of wastes and excess fluid when the patient's own kidneys can't do the job
waste can be removed by cleaning the blood directly as in hemodialysis, or indirectly as in peritoneal dialysis
the patient will need to stay in touch with the nephrologist to time dialysis appropriately
the goal is to keep the patient as independent as possible
a treatment involving the removal of proteins, fats, or specific cells and substances from the plasma
used in a wide variety of aliments including sickle cell anemia, familial hypertriglyceridemia, and certain hematologic diseases
these treatments can be done as an outpatient
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