What is nephrology?

Nephrology is the study of kidney disease: the kidney filters wastes and unwanted chemicals. The kidney is also essential in regulating blood pressure, red cells and bone health.

Common kidney conditions include,

  • Haematuria – blood in the urine
  • Proteinuria – protein in the urine
  • Kidney impairment – acute/sudden or chronic/slow (chronic kidney disease)
  • High blood pressure
  • Anaemia
  • High Potassium

Some common causes of chronic kidney disease

Diabetes

Hypertension

Vascular Disease 

Cysts in the kidneys

Reflux nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis 

Medications