Chronic Kidney Disease Management in New Jersey
Dealing with chronic kidney disease can seriously impact your quality of life. By receiving the right treatment, however, you can start to feel relief from your symptoms. Nirvana Healthcare Management Services is here to slow down kidney damage by treating the problem right from the source.
Learn more about chronic kidney disease management in East Orange and Newark, NJ at Nirvana’s primary care locations: Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, and North Ward Medical Arts. Treatments are also available through CHOP/SHOP which provides house visits to eligible patients.
What Is Chronic Kidney Disease?
Your kidneys are essential for filtering waste and excess fluids through urination. When your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, this can cause these fluids to build up, potentially entering your bloodstream. This is called chronic kidney disease, a condition that will slowly deteriorate your kidney function. Some signs that you may have chronic kidney disease include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue or weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Increased or decreased urination
It’s important to monitor your urinary health regularly. If chronic kidney disease is left untreated, it can become dangerous to your well-being and could even lead to death. You may be more susceptible to developing chronic kidney disease if the following conditions apply to you:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Family history
- Abnormal kidney structure
- Older age
- Frequent use of medications that damage kidneys
Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease
Nirvana Healthcare Management Services aims to help slow the progression of kidney damage through a variety of services we offer. Since chronic kidney disease presents itself through diabetes, high blood pressure, and recurrent kidney infections, our urologist is dedicated to treating the problem right from the source. We will start with a conversation so we can get a good idea of your personal and family medical history, as well as current lifestyle choices.
After performing a physical exam, there are a few testing options that can determine if you have chronic kidney disease. These options include but are not limited to:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Imaging tests
With chronic kidney disease, there is no treatment. This is why providers will usually work to find methods that will slow down the progression of kidney damage so you can have a better quality of life. Once we determine the cause of your kidney damage, we may recommend a couple of options that can decrease your chances of developing low-functioning kidney disease. These options include:
Remaining physically active throughout the week can help to lessen kidney damage. Smoking cigarettes can also play a role in damaging your kidneys or making any pre-existing conditions even worse. That is why we may ask that you quit smoking, providing guidance and strategies on how you can do so. You can also slow down kidney deterioration by making healthy food choices.
In addition to making some lifestyle changes, we can also prescribe you medications that can treat a variety of symptoms associated with kidney disease. Those symptoms include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Bone disease
If your condition worsens and treatment doesn’t seem to slow down kidney damage, then we can help you prepare for end-stage kidney disease. This can be treated through dialysis or a kidney transplant which can take a long time to complete or obtain.
Manage Your Condition with Nirvana Healthcare Management Services
At Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, we aim to foster an environment that our patients can trust and rely on. Our family-owned facilities are dedicated to providing families in the East Orange and Newark, NJ areas with the care they can feel good about receiving. To learn more about how we can help you manage chronic kidney disease, contact us today.