Dr. Sajid Latif, Nephrologist What is a Nephrologist?

Nephrologists are internal medicine physicians whom obtain further training in the study of the kidney and its related organs. Like most other organs in the body, the kidneys are vastly interconnected and, as such require a very broad medical knowledge base. Nephrologists primarily diagnose and treat kidney disease, ranging from

  • Low Sodium
  • Kidneys Affected by Diabetes and/or High Blood Pressure
  • Lupus Affecting the Kidneys
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • High Blood Pressure – Hypertension
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Inflammation of Kidney (Glomerulonephritis)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Anemia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Blood or Protein in the Urine
  • High or Low Potassium

Treatment for kidney disease may include dialysis – the flushing of a patient’s blood for toxins – as well as kidney transplants, medication and other therapies. Blood tests can show when substances in the blood are out of balance. Blood test will prompt the health care provider to address these issues before they permanently affect the person’s health.

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