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Kidney Disorders

State-Of-The-Art Care for Patients in Fremont & Surrounding Communities

Your kidneys are two organs located on the sides of your spine, halfway up your back. These organs function a very important role in maintaining your body’s health. Your kidneys filter waste and extra fluids that are in your blood, effectively cleaning your blood while protecting the body’s salt and mineral balances and aiding in controlling your blood pressure. If your kidneys are damaged or fail, the results can be serious and even deadly.

Learn about our services at Washington Township Medication Foundation for kidney disorders:

Types of Kidney Disorders

Some of the more common types of kidney diseases include:

  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Fabry disease
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • IgA nephropathy / Berger’s disease
  • Kidney stones
  • ALport syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Minimal change disease

What Causes Kidney Disease / Injury?

Sudden loss of kidney function—i.e. acute kidney injury or acute renal failure (ARK)—is usually caused by one of three factors:

  • Damage to kidneys
  • Backed-up urine in the kidneys
  • Loss of blood flow to the kidneys

When kidneys stop working properly for a period of over three months, the patient is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). One of the most dangerous aspects of CKD is the fact that the patient may not exhibit any symptoms until the condition has advanced significantly and caused irreversible damage. Causes of CKD include diabetes, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, immune system disorders, birth defects, certain drugs including illegal substances, and polycystic kidney disease.

Excellence in Treatment & Care at Washington Township Medical Foundation

Knowing your risk factors is critical in preventing kidney disease / injury. Speak with our endocrinologists in Fremont, Calif., at Washington Township Medical Foundation to learn more. We’re here to help and support you and are committed to the highest standard of care for our patients.

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