Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys: the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy.
Nephrology requires additional training to become an expert with advanced skills. Nephrologists may provide care to people without kidney problems and may work in general/internal medicine, transplant .
What does a nephrologist do?
A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys. The term nephrologist comes from the Greek word “nephros”, which means kidney or renal and “ologist” refers to someone who studies. Nephrologists are also called kidney doctors.
What diseases does a nephrologist treat?
The Nephrology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders such as:
- Diabetic kidney disorder.
- Electrolyte disorders.
- Hypertension (chronic hypertension)
- Kidney disease.