Chronic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis
Chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis and other disorders of the kidneys
Many conditions like diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), as well as different types of inflammation in the kidneys, can cause progressive kidney dysfunction and eventual kidney failure.
These diseases can be silent causing no symptoms or giving you no warnings, so the disease can progress unnoticed to advanced stages.
Chronic kidney disease is in many instances detected when the disease is too advanced and patients start developing symptoms, therefore screening patients at risk for kidney problems is important.
Nonetheless, with medications, habit modifications, diet, improved knowledge about your condition and with your family and our support, the disease process can be retarded in many patients.
However, patients with chronic kidney disease can develop total kidney failure, for which a kidney transplant or dialysis would be needed, but we will walk this path hand in hand with you.
Please book an appointment with Dr Francisco (our kidney doctor).