End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

What is end stage renal disease?

End stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as CKD stage 5 is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. This is when your kidneys can no longer support your body’s needs to remove waste and excess water from your body. This kind of kidney failure is permanent and you will need a kidney transplant or dialysis to replace the job of the kidneys. The Rogosin Institute is well-known for our unique leadership role in providing the best quality of life for our patients.

What causes ESRD?

Kidney failure, or ESRD, is most commonly caused by other health problems, which cause damage to your kidneys over time. When this happens, your kidneys can no longer function as they normally would. The most common causes for ESRD include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension/High blood pressure
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Lupus
  • Complications due to certain medications such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve or Motrin)
  • Other rare diseases and birth defects

What are the symptoms of ESRD?

If you experience any of the below ESRD symptoms, it’s important to contact your healthcare professional because a visit to one of the nephrologists at Rogosin Institute may be right for you.

  • Muscle cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep problems/Insomnia
  • Changes in urination
  • Constant itching

How is ESRD diagnosed?

Your doctor at The Rogosin Institute can make an accurate end stage kidney disease diagnosis using the following diagnostic tools at one of our New York Metropolitan Area locations:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood testing
    • Creatine testing
    • Urea testing
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) testing

How is ESRD treated?

Your healthcare provider at Rogosin Institute will discuss your treatment options with you during your visit. Your options will likely include one or more of the following ESRD treatments:

If you are experiencing symptoms of ESRD, then visit The Rogosin Institute, recognized as one of the country’s premier centers for the diagnosis and management of all forms of kidney disease. Our doctors lead the way in ESRD treatment 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.