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How Nephrology Can Help With Edema Apr 16th, 2021

While it’s not unusual to have some mild, temporary swelling around a cut or bruise due to inflammation in the area, another type of swelling — called edema — can have a much more serious cause. Edema generally refers to swelling that occurs when excess fluids get trapped inside your...

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

When it comes to the kidneys and heart, many people think these systems have very little to do with each other. However, they’re actually very interconnected.  Here at Houston Kidney Specialists Center, we support patients with both cardiovascular and kidney concerns. We have four locations throughout Houston and Cypress, Texas,...

How Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease Feb 9th, 2021

Obesity has become an epidemic, with obesity rates around 40% among American adults. In addition to increasing the risk of developing certain health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, obesity also increases the risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which the kidneys...

Kidney Disease and Dialysis Patients: Here's What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine Jan 27th, 2021

As Texas recently became the first state to vaccinate more than 1 million people, we’re sure many of our patients have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety for those with kidney problems.  Here at Houston Kidney Specialists Center, with four locations throughout Houston and Cypress, Texas, we recommend...

Recognizing Signs of Vasculitis Dec 8th, 2020

Vasculitis is an umbrella term for a group of rare autoimmune conditions that occur when blood vessels in part of your body get inflamed. Left untreated, the inflamed blood vessels can affect circulation and lead to tissue damage. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options for vasculitis, but it’s...

Dialysis 101: What to Know Before Starting Treatment Nov 30th, 2020

Normally, your kidneys work to filter out the excess waste and fluid in your blood. This excess waste and fluid is then removed through your urine. However, in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), your kidneys can fail, requiring outside medical intervention in order to filter your blood and prevent the buildup...

5 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Kidney Stones Oct 1st, 2020

If you’ve dealt with the intense pain of kidney stones, it’s only natural to want to prevent them from recurring in the future. Even the tiniest of stones can cause excruciating pain as it travels through and leaves the kidney. Your kidneys perform life-saving duties and are meant to filter...

New Physician Announcement: Dr. Pankow To join HKSC In July 2020 May 2nd, 2020

The entire HKSC team is excited to announce that Dr. Jonathan Pankow will be joining our practice in June 2020. Dr. Jonathan Pankow was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas by two parent physicians. He completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with Summa Cum Laude honors at...

Helpful Tips For Telehealth Apr 28th, 2020

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 in person visits, but is has also allowed...

New Physician Announcement: Welcoming Dr. Tsegaw Egziti Jun 11th, 2019

We are excited to announce that Dr.Tsegaw Egziti joined the HKSCMD team in June 2019. Dr. Egziti completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Austin Regional Program in 2014. He then continued to follow his passion in Nephrology and completed Nephrology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern...

New Physician Announcement: Welcoming Dr. Iti Yadav May 9th, 2019

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 in the area as Hospitalist in Internal Medicine. She is highly...

Polycystic Kidney Disease, An Overview Apr 28th, 2019

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. The cysts vary in size and they can grow very large....