What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 3)

2021-02-04T04:05:35+00:00

Hello and welcome back. In part 1 of this series, I explained what chronic kidney disease is, as well as addressed some of the common causes. In part 2 of the series, I reviewed the common laboratory tests used to assess kidney function. I also suggested some questions you ask your healthcare provider if you are concerned you may have chronic kidney disease. This is the final part of the series. In it, we will cover:  Steps you need to take if you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. When (or if)  you need to see a specialist. Here are [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 3)2021-02-04T04:05:35+00:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)

2020-10-08T18:08:41+00:00

It's an all too familiar scenario.  A patient gets admitted to the hospital under my care. As I review their admission laboratory tests, I suspect they may have chronic kidney disease. My suspicions are confirmed when I take a look at their laboratory tests over the last several months to a year. Then I ask if they have ever been told that they have abnormal kidney function?  They respond by saying either, “No one has ever mentioned that to me” or “Yes my doctor mentioned they were a little abnormal and that we would just watch it for now”.  When I [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)2020-10-08T18:08:41+00:00
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