What is Nephrology?Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Acute renal failure
- Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
- Kidney stones
- Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys
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