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Nephrology

Advanced Kidney Disease Treatment in Madera, CA

Many Americans suffer from kidney disease. In fact, the National Kidney Foundation estimates as many as 1 in every 7 American adults suffers from chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many more have a high risk of getting it. Kidney disease often has no symptoms until it is very advanced, making the diagnosis a big challenge, especially when the condition in the earliest stages. That is why it’s important to have regular, routine blood and urine tests if you are at risk of kidney disease, such as diabetes or another condition that makes kidney disease more likely for you. Other common causes of kidney disease include having high blood pressure, being a smoker, being very overweight, using antibiotics for frequent infections, and more.

Your doctor can help. Doctors who treat kidney conditions, injuries, and diseases are called nephrologists. Our nephrologists at Madera Community Hospital are here to help you learn more about whether you are at risk of kidney disease and teach you how to protect your health better. You can ask your doctor about your risk of kidney disease or injuries during your annual wellness check and physical exam. Ask for tips about how to maintain a healthy weight, and if you’re a smoker, ask for advice on how to give up this bad habit. Your doctor can help you control the medical conditions, diseases, or conditions that increase your kidney disease risk.

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