Kidney Diseases

Our nephrologists have the expertise to diagnose and treat your kidney condition

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit in the middle of your back. They play a vital role in keeping your body healthy. They filter blood and remove waste products and extra water in the urine. Kidneys also help control blood pressure.

Our team of board-certified nephrologists specialize in diagnosing and treating a variety of different kidney diseases. From diagnosis to examination of your symptoms, we will tailor a treatment plan that is right for you.

Our team provides expertise in:

Henry Ford nephrologists also diagnose and treat acute kidney injury and electrolyte and acid-based disorders.

Signs of a kidney disease

Because early kidney disease has no symptoms, you may not know you have kidney disease until it reaches an advanced stage. An estimated one in eight adults are at risk for kidney disease. You are at risk if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • Family history of kidney failure or dialysis
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure

Testing for a kidney disease

A blood test and urine test can help determine if you have kidney disease. Like any disease, kidney disease can be treated if detected early. Our team will work with you to determine a rapid diagnosis and begin a personalized treatment plan.

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