Kidney disease ranks as the 12th leading cause of death globally and is on the rise. Kidneys are important organs which has multiple functions like filtering and removal of waste & toxins from the blood, monitoring and balancing water, acid-base, and mineral ratios in the body. Without proper filtering of the blood and balanced amounts of fluids and nutrients, The body can become an unhealthy environment if the kidney does not properly filter and remove the toxins. This will put one at risk of chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease, where you require dialysis regularly.
Nephrologists diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases., These specialists are in charge of kidney dialysis treatment — both haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis — and kidney transplants and their follow-up care.