What is the role of a nephrologist in managing kidney transplantation?
Nephrologists at Sunridge Hospitals play a vital role in managing kidney transplantation. They evaluate patients for transplantation eligibility, monitor pre and post-transplant kidney function, optimize immunosuppressive therapy, and collaborate with the transplant surgical team to ensure the best outcomes for patients undergoing kidney transplantation.
How often should I have follow-up visits for chronic kidney disease?
The frequency of follow-up visits for chronic kidney disease depends on the stage and progression of the disease. Our nephrologists at Sunridge Hospitals typically recommend regular follow-up visits every few months to monitor kidney function, assess treatment effectiveness, manage complications, and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
Can a nephrologist help with managing dialysis?
Yes, nephrologists are experts in managing dialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease. At Sunridge Hospitals, our nephrologists closely monitor patients on dialysis, adjust treatment parameters, manage dialysis-related complications, and provide comprehensive care to improve the quality of life for patients requiring dialysis.
What treatment options are available for kidney disease?
The treatment for kidney disease depends on the underlying cause and stage of the disease. Our nephrologists at Sunridge Hospitals may recommend lifestyle modifications, medication management, dietary changes, blood pressure control, and if necessary, dialysis or kidney transplantation. The treatment plan will be tailored to manage the condition and preserve kidney function.
What are the risk factors for developing kidney stones?
Risk factors for kidney stones include dehydration, a family history of kidney stones, certain medical conditions (such as hyperparathyroidism or urinary tract infections), certain dietary habits (such as high intake of sodium or oxalate-rich foods), and certain medications. Our nephrologists at Sunridge Hospitals can evaluate and guide preventive measures to reduce the risk of kidney stone formation.