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Division of Nephrology at Kingdom Hospital-Consulting Clinics is committed to delivery the best quality of care to patients with renal diseases.

 

What is Nephrology about?

Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. However, in many cases the disease is not limited to the organ itself, but it involves the whole body system, thus requiring special and careful treatment.

 

What are the most common renal diseases?

  • Hematuria ( blood loss detected in urine)
  • Proteinuria ( loss of proteins)
  • Kidney stones
  • Chronic urinary tract infection
  • Hypertention
  • Electrolyte disorder
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Nephrotic syndrom

 

What are the diagnostic tools offered at KHCC for renal diseases?

  • Laboratory tests ( blood test & urinalysis)
  • Renal biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • Scintigraphy
  • Angiography or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

 

What are the renal replacement therapy  

  • Conventional hemodialysis
  • Slow continuous hemodialysis
  • Plasma exchange 

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to progressive loss of renal function over a period of months and even years.

Varying condition can causes CKD, high blood pressure diabetes mellitus and primary renal disease are the most causes of CKD.

If left untreated end stage renal disease (ESRD) will be the eventual result of CKD.

CKD progressive slowly in most cases, early aggressive treatment is important to slow disease progression and even stop the progression

What does Hemodialysis do exactly?

Physicians

 
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