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The branch of medicine that focuses on the functioning and disorders of the kidney is known as nephrology. It is also concerned with the preservation of kidney health, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. A doctor who specialises in this field is called a nephrologist.
Who is an nephrologist?
Nephrologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney and urinary system. Some of the conditions that they treat are inflammation of the kidneys, chronic kidney disease, hypertension or effects of high blood pressure and diabetes on the kidneys, side effects of medications on the kidneys.
What do nephrologists do?
Nephrologists diagnose and treat electrolyte disorders such as low or high sodium, potassium, calcium. They recommend non-surgical medical treatments for eliminating disorders which develop kidney stones, diagnose, and prescribe medications to prevent them from coming back again.
How to consult an nephrologist online?
To consult an nephrologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘nephrology’ in the search bar to find a list of nephrologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a nephrologist.
Does a nephrologist treat all kinds of kidney disease-related problems?
Yes nephrologists treat all kinds of kidney disorders. They not only manage the disorders of the kidney, but also manage a wide range of systemic disorders, which may be responsible for malfunctioning of the kidneys which include high blood pressure, cancers or diabetes.
When should I consult an nephrologist?
You should consult a nephrologist for medical conditions including kidney failure, electrolyte disorders, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension and kidney disease.
What do we call a nephrologist in simple words?
Nephrologists simply are medical doctors who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the kidneys.
Can I consult with a kidney specialist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult nephrologists any time. Our neurologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best nephrologist of India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best nephrologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care.
Does video consultation available with all nephrologists?
Yes, all nephrologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Do nephrologists treat kidney stones?
Yes. Nephrologists can treat a number of conditions related to the kidneys, including kidney stones. Kidney stones can also be treated by urologists.
What conditions can cause kidney failure?
Kidney failure may be caused by a number of medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, congenital kidney disease known as horseshoe kidney, autoimmune diseases like IgA nephropathy, etc.
What are the symptoms of a kidney failure which may require me to see a nephrologist?
Some of the symptoms that indicate a kidney failure are foamy urine, fatigue, loss of appetite, severe swelling in ankles, feet, and around the eyes, and weight gain.
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