Understanding the Discipline of Nephrology

someone holding figures of kidneys in front of their bodyThe kidneys perform many crucial functions such as maintaining overall fluid balance and filtering minerals from blood. Although the general public may know a fair amount about certain medical disciplines, there are still plenty of disciplines that aren’t nearly as widely known. One such medical discipline is nephrology, which focuses on the diagnoses and treatment of the kidney. You might be taken aback when we tell you that nephrology is a rather trivial practice amongst medical professions across the country. It’s critical to become, at the very least, familiar with your organs and systems, and that especially includes your kidneys. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place to learn everything there is to know about nephrology and the kidneys. 

Why We Need to Tend to Our Kidneys 

The kidneys are the powerhouse responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. Kidneys also produce hormones that are tied and help drive various other organs in our bodies. Drugs, harmful toxins, and fluid balancing would not be carefully handled and released if it weren’t for the kidney. 

Nephrologists Handle the Following Conditions 

Glomerular disease, tubulointerstitial kidney disease, tubular defects, and combating kidney toxins are some of the most commonly targeted conditions that nephrologists look at. Nephrologists must retain the knowledge of disorders that affect kidney vasculature as well as infections, neoplasms, and abnormalities of the kidney in order to uncover the root of the organ’s failure. 

How You Can Keep Your Kidneys Healthy 

Most kidney failure is credited to what people are consuming; don’t hinder the vital role this organ plays in keeping you healthy. Taking care of your kidneys is actually much easier than you might imagine. The best ways you can keep your kidney health in tip-top shape is by drinking organic and healthy fluids, doing away with alcohol and smoking, monitoring your blood sugar levels, and keeping your weight in check. 

We’re Here to Help 

The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians is an organization comprised of hard-working, determined, and considerate professionals who are dedicated to providing the best treatment possible for the Southwest region. Every functioning part of your body is important and, as nephrologists and physicians, we’re well aware of this! Contact us today and let our knowledge of nephrology make a difference in your life.


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