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The Link Between Edema and Nephrology

Edema is a type of swelling that happens when fluid builds up in your body, usually under your skin. If you have edema, here’s why your kidneys could be to blame.
May 5th, 2023

4 Types of Treatment for Kidney Disease

Kidney disease affects millions of people, and while there’s no cure, there are treatments that can help you manage your disease and lead a more comfortable life. In this post, you’ll learn about the four most common treatments.
Apr 10th, 2023

The Dangers of Hypertension

Hypertension affects millions of Americans, and although it rarely causes symptoms on its own, it can cause serious complications. In this post, learn about the serious dangers of hypertension and how we can help you manage your blood pressure.
Mar 6th, 2023

What Your Bone Pain May Mean

Chronic kidney disease is a surprisingly common cause of bone pain, occurring when the kidneys are no longer able to filter minerals and hormones effectively. Here’s how kidney-related bone pain is diagnosed and treated.
Jan 2nd, 2023

Are You Eating Foods that Are Too High in Sodium?

Sodium plays a pivotal role in staying healthy. And while consuming a small amount is necessary, taking in too much can be very bad. Here’s how to tell if your diet could be too high in sodium and what you can do to correct it.
Dec 5th, 2022

6 Causes of Proteinuria

It’s not unusual to have a little protein in your urine, but too much protein can be a sign of a medical problem that needs treatment. Here are six possible causes of proteinuria that you should know about.
Nov 1st, 2022

The Link Between Pregnancy and Proteinuria

Pregnancy is a time of great changes for your body, and sometimes, those changes can cause serious problems. Proteinuria — extra protein in your urine — is one symptom you should pay attention to. Here’s why.
Oct 4th, 2022

What Lifestyle Changes Can I Make to Reduce My Hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a contributing factor to both heart disease and strokes, which are two leading causes of death and disability. Medication can help you manage your hypertension, and so can simple lifestyle changes.
Sep 1st, 2022

3 Ways to Manage Your Vasculitis

Vasculitis, which is a condition that affects blood vessels, can have serious effects on your health. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help you manage your condition. Read on to learn about them here.
Aug 2nd, 2022

Why Does My Body Need Electrolytes?

Plenty of sports drinks advertise their electrolyte content. But what are electrolytes, and why do we need them? More importantly, what can we do if we develop an electrolyte imbalance? Read on to learn the answers.
Jul 1st, 2022

Does My Kidney Disease Require Dialysis?

Dialysis plays an essential role in the treatment of chronic kidney disease, but not every patient needs it. Here’s when our team typically recommends dialysis, along with a brief overview of dialysis options.
Jun 1st, 2022

The Link Between Dehydration and Proteinuria

Protein in your urine isn’t normal. In fact, sometimes it can be a sign of a serious medical problem. Other times, it can be caused by something more benign, such as dehydration. Here’s how the two can be linked.
May 1st, 2022

How Can I Get My Hypertension Under Control?

Hypertension affects millions of Americans, increasing their risk of developing serious health problems. The good news is that there are plenty of simple things you can do to lower your blood pressure — starting today.
Apr 1st, 2022

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Vasculitis

Vasculitis causes widespread inflammation inside your blood vessels, hampering circulation that your tissues and organs need to function. The good news: It can be treated. Here’s how our team can help.
Mar 6th, 2022

Understanding Common Causes of Edema

Edema is a kind of swelling that’s associated with a host of underlying medical problems, including kidney disease and kidney failure. If you have swelling in your feet or hands, here’s what you need to know about edema.
Jan 1st, 2022

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