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Prevea nephrology - treatment of kidney conditions and abnormalities
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs. Each kidney is about the size of a fist. Your kidneys filter extra water and wastes out of your blood and make urine.
Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the overall prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population is approximately 14 percent. More than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure; and of these, 468,000 individuals are on dialysis and roughly 193,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.
Kidney disease often has no symptoms in its early stages and can go undetected until it is very advanced. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a “silent disease”.
You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. If you experience kidney failure, treatments include kidney transplant or dialysis. Other kidney problems include acute kidney injury, kidney cysts, kidney stones, and kidney infections.
Wisconsin statistics for kidney disease
According to the American Society of Nephrology, more than 770,000 people in Wisconsin are living with kidney disease.
Kidney basics: learn how the kidneys work
- Acid-base disorders
- Acute and chronic kidney disease
- Acute inpatient kidney care
- Acute kidney injury
- Continuous renal replacement therapy
- Electrolyte disorders
- Genetic kidney disease care
- Glomerular disease (glomerulopathies)
- High blood pressure/hypertension disorders, including 24-hour blood pressure monitoring in western Wisconsin.
- Home hemodialysis
- Kidney stones
- Kidney transplant care
- Medical prevention of nephrolithiasis
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Polycystic kidney disease management
- Therapeutic plasma exchange