Kidney Disease

Kidneys help our bodies separate waste from the nutrients that our bodies need. Issues with the kidney are commonly linked to heart disease, stress, high blood pressure and diabetes. Symptoms of kidney disease include dry skin, trouble sleeping, a poor appetite, muscle pain or cramping and the need to urinate often.

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By Vipuj Shah, MD
The term “electrolytes” is often linked to physical activity, sports drinks and boosting hydration. However, electrolytes are much more than a post-workout aid and play a vital role in enabling your body to function properly. Board-certified nephrologist, Vipuj Shah, MD, explains what electrolytes do, signs of an imbalance and what you can do to stay balanced and healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & Kidney Disease

By Doreen Ventura, MD
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, also known as NSAIDs, are available over-the-counter and are commonly used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation. While these medications are generally considered safe for most people to use as needed, long-term use should be avoided, especially when taking a high dosage. NSAIDs can be particularly harmful for those with certain health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD).

One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.
Topics and Subtopics: Bladder Health, General Health & Kidney Disease

By DuPage Medical Group Nephrology
When thinking about our overall health, kidneys are not most peoples first thought or focus. In fact, kidney health often does not come up until there is a problem. Kidneys actually play a very essential role in keeping our bodies operating at their best. When your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, it has a significant impact on your health and can cause several unpleasant side effects. Read on to learn some simple ways to improve your kidney health.

By DuPage Medical Group Robotic Surgery
Learn more about the surgical option that’s increasing in popularity for patients while decreasing recovery time and other common surgical side effects.

By DuPage Medical Group Nephrology
Learn more about options for those dealing with kidney failure.
Topics and Subtopics: Kidney Disease

By Ankit Rawal, DO
Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease.
Topics and Subtopics: Kidney Disease

Think you might have kidney stones? You can have small kidney stones and not even notice them! However when they pass, you may experience severe symptoms.
Topics and Subtopics: Kidney Disease

By DuPage Medical Group Nephrology
Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, causes an accumulation of toxins and fluid which can result in death if left untreated.
Topics and Subtopics: Kidney Disease

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