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Your kidneys work hard to keep your body healthy. When something goes wrong, it can cause a wide variety of health issues — from easily treatable conditions to more long-term issues.
If you suspect something is not right with your kidneys, our experienced nephrologists are close to home to test, diagnose and treat all forms of kidney disease and disorders to help you manage your best health. Adena’s kidney specialists are dedicated to providing the best care available.
If you have kidney issues, our team will work with you to maintain your kidney health with medications and a holistic approach to slow the progression of the disease. If surgery is needed, our kidney specialists can coordinate care with our urologists who can also perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery to ensure you have less blood loss, less pain and a faster recovery.
Our team at Adena Kidney Specialists will create a plan of disease management and healing to get you back to a regular routine. We currently provide inpatient services for:
For people with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, dialysis is an essential treatment. When the kidneys don’t work properly, they are not able to filter and remove waste from the body. Our dialysis team offers caring, personalized treatment, including:
Inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis - a machine pumps blood from the body into a filter (dialyzer ) to remove waste and extra fluid. The filtered, healthier blood is then pumped back into your body.
Peritoneal dialysis - A catheter sends a sterile solution (dialysate) into your abdomen so waste, chemicals and extra fluid in your blood pass through it. The dialysate and the waste products from your blood are then drained, leaving only healthy blood.
If your kidney issue is caught early, there are many simple steps you can take to slow the disease and live a healthy, normal life:
Control your blood pressure – Limit your salt intake and talk to your doctor about medications to treat high blood pressure.
Limit your protein - Healthy kidneys filter the waste from foods out of the body and keep the proteins to help repair muscle and fight diseases. Your doctor may suggest limiting protein in your diet so your kidneys aren’t working as hard.
Lower your potassium - Kidneys balance the amount of potassium in the blood. Kidney disease elevates your potassium, which can lead to heart issues.
Stop smoking - Smoking increases your risk of developing kidney disease, heart attack and stroke.
Control your blood glucose - High glucose levels in the blood can damage your kidneys. Over time, the filters in the kidneys may begin to leak and valuable protein is lost in your urine.