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Nephrology

TROUBLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

When blood pressure is high, it starts to damage the blood vessels, heart, and kidneys and can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other problems. High blood pressure is...
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I NEED TO KNOW WHAT SYMPTOMS CAN OCCUR WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, OR CKD, SINCE IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY. HOW CAN I BE CERTAIN ABOUT WHETHER I HAVE...
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Gerald C. Groggel, MD
GERALD C. GROGGEL, MD ANSWERED:
Chronic kidney disease is often a disease without symptoms until very late in the course of the illness. People with chronic kidney disease or CKD will not have any warning signs except possibly having elevated blood pressure or swelling of the legs and feet. The only way to identify chronic kidney disease is with a blood or urine test. The blood test is a measurement of serum creatinine that measures kidney function. As the kidneys start to fail, the serum creatinine increases. The urine test checks...
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WHAT IS NEPHROLOGY?
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Gerald C. Groggel, MD
GERALD C. GROGGEL, MD ANSWERED:
Nephrology is the subspecialty of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. Inside each kidney 1,000,000 tiny structures called nephrons filter blood. They remove waste products and extra water from the body, which become urine. Damage to the nephrons results in kidney disease. At Bozeman Deaconess Nephrology I treat acute kidney disease and chronic kidney disease, particularly diabetic nephropathy. I have a special interest in immunological injury in the kidney, difficult to control hypertension and various forms of autoimmune kidney diseases....
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