Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dallas and Rowlett TX
Chronic Kidney Disease is a serious ailment that affects the lives of over 37 million Americans. If you are experiencing CKD symptoms or have been referred by your primary care doctor, make an appointment to see one of our nephrologist here at Consultants of Kidney Disease.
What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
This term covers many different conditions that either damage or decreased kidney function. A damaged or malfunctioning kidney will poison the blood due to waste buildup that can no longer be cleared.
Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease:
- Bloody urine
- Persistent eye puffiness
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of appetite
- Foamy urine
- Swollen ankles and feet
- Increased urination - especially at night
- Sleep problems
Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
CKD can happen in 5 stages. In the first stage, our office will advise you to control your blood pressure, exercise 30 minutes a day and avoid tobacco. At this stage, there are some signs of damage but the kidneys are still working well.
Patients that reach stage 3 in CKD may experience back pain, swollen hands, and feet, or bone disease. Our office will help you manage your blood pressure and ask you to check it daily.
If you reach stage 5 will have to put you on dialysis as your kidneys have now completely failed. Dialysis will manually clean your blood. If you match with a living donor, our office can also prepare you for a kidney transplant before your kidneys fail.
How To Improve Chronic Kidney Disease:
- Stay active daily and maintain a healthy weight/BMI
- Get proper sleep
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
- Eat healthy foods - avoid fat and sodium
- Manage pre-existing conditions like diabetes
Whether your CKD is still in the first stage or you need a transplant, Consultants of Kidney Disease will provide extensive and sensitive professional care along the way.
Call Us Today!
When you are dealing with issues that could affect your kidneys, it's important to take all the necessary steps to ensure that you're keeping your body healthy. Contact Consultants of Kidney Disease at (469) 904-2020 to learn more about managing Chronic Kidney Disease and how a kidney specialist can help.
Consultants Of Kidney Disease proudly serves Dallas, North Dallas, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall, Royse City, Lancaster, Plano, And Richardson TX.