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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman works as a nephrologist in Orlando, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD), acute kidney failure

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar is a specialist in adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Asmar attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acute kidney failure

All Interests: Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Hyperkalemia, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravindra R Jahagiardar, MD
Specializes in Urology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 501
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Jahagirdar is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Jahagirdar obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, End-Stage Renal ... (Read more)

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What is Kidney Failure?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.

The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.

The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.

A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.

Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.

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