Your kidneys play an important role in maintaining good health. They eliminate waste products and fluid, make red blood cells and support healthy bone tissues. But there are many things that can go wrong with your kidneys, including damage from high blood pressure, infectious diseases, cancer or genetic problems.
That’s why our kidney disease doctors discuss your symptoms, perform diagnostic tests and determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual condition. Our diagnostic nephrology (kidney-related) services include:
- Renal scans to measure how well your kidneys are functioning
- MRI and CT scans to find the cause of pain in the kidney or abdomen
- Ureteroscopy to examine the upper urinary tract for problems like kidney stones
- Blood pressure monitoring to see if hypertension may be contributing to your kidney problems
Once our medical team has a clear understanding of your condition, we collaborate with nephrology specialists to develop a plan to treat the problem or help you keep your kidneys functioning as long as possible. For example, a treatment for kidney stones is an interventional ultrasound procedure called lithotripsy can reduce painful kidney stones to small particles that pass more easily down the urinary tract and out of the body. In cases of severe kidney disease, our doctors may recommend an ongoing dialysis program to remove unwanted wastes from the blood or a possible kidney transplant.
In addition to diagnosing and treating your kidney condition, our experienced team will help you develop a plan for reducing painful symptoms and keeping these valuable organs functioning to their best capacity. That might include recommendations to reduce the consumption of certain foods or beverages or to increase your intake of water. Our kidney disease doctors also understand that treating underlying conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes can have a very positive impact on your kidneys.
At Primary Care Physicians of Florida, we offer a holistic approach to diagnosing, treating and preventing kidney disease as part of our overall personalized patient care plan.
So, don’t let problems with your kidneys reduce the quality of your life. Our internal medicine doctors will help you find a solution that’s right for you. Give us a call at 954-983-9191 or use our simple online contact form to schedule an appointment today.