Blog Articles

The Importance of Dialysis

Dialysis helps replace essential functions of the kidneys when they’re too damaged or diseased to function fully on their own. If your kidneys are damaged, here’s why having regular dialysis treatments is so important.

Dec 1st, 2021
Does Blood in My Urine Mean I Have Kidney Disease?

Seeing blood in your urine can be pretty scary. Plenty of people worry it’s a clear sign of underlying kidney disease. However, that’s just one possible cause. There are plenty of others. Read on to learn what they are.

Nov 7th, 2021
Life After a Kidney Transplant

If a kidney transplant is in your future, it’s natural to be excited — and a little anxious about what to expect. This post gives a quick overview of some of the most important things you should know about life after a transplant.

Oct 1st, 2021
Tips for Living With Lupus

Dealing with the widespread symptoms of lupus can be frustrating. And while medications can help relieve symptoms, so can simple lifestyle changes. Here are seven changes you can make today.

Sep 1st, 2021
What Every Diabetic Should Know About Their Kidney Health

Diabetes affects millions of Americans, and every one has an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. If you have diabetes, here’s what you should know about your kidneys — and what you can do to keep them healthy.

Aug 2nd, 2021
Blood in Your Urine? Here's What it Could Mean

Having blood if your urine can be alarming, but it’s actually more common than you may think. Still, it’s a sign of a problem, and it could be serious. If you have blood in your urine, here’s what could be causing it.

Jul 15th, 2021
Treatments for Your Kidney Disease

Millions of Americans are affected by kidney disease, including both acute and chronic disease. Getting early treatment is critical for preventing more serious organ damage. Here’s a quick review of four treatments our team offers.

Jun 8th, 2021
The Importance of Managing Your Hypertension

Most people know high blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease. But, did you know it can cause kidney disease, too? Here’s why managing your blood pressure is important for the health of your kidneys.

May 23rd, 2021
How Nephrology Can Help With Edema

Edema is a common symptom that’s associated with different medical problems. When it’s caused by kidney problems, nephrology care is the first line of defense against more serious complications. Here’s what you should know about edema and nephrology.

Apr 16th, 2021
The Link Between Kidney and Heart Health

As two interconnected systems, your heart health and kidney health are closely linked. Find out how they work together and how problems with one can affect the other.

Mar 16th, 2021
Recognizing Signs of Vasculitis

Vasculitis refers to an inflammation of blood vessels that can occur in a number of areas. While vasculitis can sometimes be hard to diagnose, here are some signs to watch out for.

Dec 8th, 2020
5 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Anyone with a history of kidney stones wants to do everything possible to prevent these debilitatingly painful stones from forming. Find out five practical steps you can take to reduce the chances of kidney stones.

Oct 1st, 2020
Helpful Tips For Telehealth

As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to affect the United States, many physicians including our doctors at HKSC have begun offering telemedicine. It has not only allowed our practice to do our part in flattening the curve, by taking precautions to limit ...

Apr 28th, 2020
New Physician Announcement: Welcoming Dr. Iti Yadav

We are excited to announce that Dr.Iti Yadav joined the HKSCMD team in May 2019 to provide Hospital Coverage in Nephrology. Dr. Yadav has endeared herself to all of her patients with excellent and compassionate service for many years ...

May 9th, 2019
Polycystic Kidney Disease, An Overview

Polycystic kidney disease (also called PKD) is a disease in which clusters of cysts develop and grow primarily within your kidneys. This causes the kidney to enlarge and lose function. The cysts are noncancerous round sacs filled with fluid.

Apr 28th, 2019