NEPHROLOGY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Nephrology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. Kidney diseases can be fatal if left undiagnosed and untreated by either dialysis or
WHEN TO CONSULT A NEPHROLOGIST
When to consult a Nephrologist is a common question many people have as Chronic Kidney Disease is often referred to as “the silent killer” because many patients have little to no symptoms when they are diagnosed. If you are experiencing abnormal heart rhythms, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, fatigue, or have a consistently metallic taste in your mouth, these are all symptoms of a kidney issue and it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with a Primary Care Practitioner who will then refer you to a Nephrologist if you do indeed have a serious kidney issue. Certain factors can also make particular individuals more at risk to kidney diseases such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- A family history of kidney disease
- Heart diseases
At Townsen Memorial Hospital and Emergency
- Kidney stones
- Kidney infections
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic renal failure
- Lupus nephritis
- Hepatorenal syndrome
If you are experiencing symptoms of kidney failure, it is time to get help. Fortunately, at Townsen Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, we are well versed in nephrology. Our innovative facilities and experienced staff mean that when you trust us with your emergency care, you’ll never get stuck in a waiting room.
Conveniently located in Humble, TX right off of I69 and FM 1960, we can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love pain-free in no time. Visit townsenmemorialhospital.com/contact or call 1-877-494-9487 for more information.