Understanding Kidney Disease
What is kidney disease?
Kidney disease, also called chronic kidney disease (CKD), is a serious condition that affects millions of people in the United States–many of whom do not know they suffer from the disease. If you suffer from CKD, it means that your normal kidney function is no longer working due to damage. This means that your kidneys no longer keep you healthy in the way they used to. While kidney disease symptoms may not be obvious in early stages, it progresses over time and may cause other health issues like heart disease.
Am I at risk for chronic kidney disease?
There are certain factors that can increase your risk of developing chronic kidney disease. The risk factors for kidney disease include:
- High blood pressure
- Family history of chronic kidney disease
- Family history of kidney failure
- Being over the age of 60
How can I prevent kidney damage?
The best way to prevent further kidney damage is by detecting CKD early. At Rogosin Institute, we strive to identify chronic kidney disease as early as possible in order to help stop the disease progression. Visit one of our many New York Metropolitan Area locations to speak with a knowledgeable medical expert about kidney disease diagnosis.
Your physician may recommend one of the following tests to diagnose kidney disease early:
- Urine testing/Urinalysis/Urine output testing
- Blood testing
- Creatine testing
- Urea testing
- Ultrasound image testing/CT scanning
- Kidney biopsy
How is kidney disease treated?
In many cases, disease progression can be slowed down or stopped completely by using one or more of the following treatment options:
Other services that may be used during your CKD treatment include:
If you are experiencing symptoms of kidney disease, visit the Rogosin Institute, recognized as one of the country’s premier centers for the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. Our doctors lead the way in kidney disease advances and supply the latest treatment options for patients in the New York Metropolitan Area and beyond. Call our office at 212.746.1578 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment with us any time.