Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatric that focuses on kidneys diseases. The kidneys are vital for life as they perform the essential functions of removing excess water and waste products from the blood. They regulate the body’s fluid, electrolyte, acid-base levels, blood pressure, play a vital role in the production of red blood cells, and help maintain healthy bones, but they are altered by several disease conditions also by drugs and toxins.
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Consultants Nephrologists at the Department of Nephrology at Fakeeh University Hospital are well-trained to deal with the following diseases that come under the scope of Nephrology:
When both kidneys can no longer take care of the above functions, i.e., at end-stage kidney disease, Dialysis, a treatment performing some of the functions done by healthy kidneys, is necessitated. Dialysis removes waste, salt, and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body. It retains a safe level of certain chemicals in the blood, such as potassium, sodium, and bicarbonate, helping to control blood pressure. One needs Dialysis usually by the time one loses about 85 to 90 percent of one’s kidney function and has a GFR of <15.
Fakeeh University Hospital has a well-equipped State-of-The-Art Dialysis Unit with experienced staff, with the capacity to provide dialysis care with a caring, patient-centered approach.