Nephrology is a part of the medical field that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. The kidneys filter and separate toxins, mineral salts, urea, and other waste products from the blood.
Did you know that one in ten people will have a kidney stone over the course of a lifetime? Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the country. Those in the know believe that some major misconceptions may be the culprit.
Your kidney numbers include 2 tests: ACR (Albumin to Creatinine Ratio) and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). GFR is a measure of kidney function and is performed through a blood test.
Healthy kidneys do many important jobs. They keep your whole body in balance. They remove waste products and extra water from your body, help make red blood cells, and help control blood pressure.
Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause damage to both the heart and kidneys. If you have heart disease, it is likely that you have kidney disease and vice-versa. Many people don’t experience severe symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, but there are some warning signs. Could you be ignoring them?
American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of their Portage Dialysis Center in late 2016. Since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana.
What you eat and drink can help slow down chronic kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat healthier.
Rick Steinhilber of Hebron is a patient at Northwest Indiana Nephrology who up until around four months ago was travelling to dialysis centers around Northwest Indiana for his treatments. Steinhilber would drive to Centers in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Portage and Chesterton for treatment just to break up the monotony of travelling to the same place multiple times every week.
BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA), a leading national provider of outpatient dialysis services, announced the opening of its 200th dialysis clinic in Schererville, Indiana.
Northwest Indiana Nephrology is devoted to the highest quality study and care of the kidneys, and the major organs functions, diseases and treatments. Recently joining the NWI Nephrology team is Gaurav Agarwal.