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What Does a Nephrologist Do?
Nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney diseases, Nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney diseases, including both the conditions these diseases can produce, such as hypertension, as well as diseases that can cause kidney failure, such as diabetes mellitus and polycystic kidney disease.
Dr. Yazdani is a proud member of the American Society of Nephrologists.
Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani
As a board certified Nephrologist, Dr. Yazdani has greater than a decade of expertise in this area. She is a USC volunteer faculty member and a mentor for Nurse Practitioner students at the USC School of Nursing.
Nephrology services at Seaside Medical Practice consists of the care of kidney related conditions, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), peritoneal and hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, glomerulonephropathies, diabetic nephropathy, and hypertension (elevated blood pressure).
What are the treatment options?
A nephrologist’s primary goal is to preserve the remaining kidney function.
There are many potential treatments, depending on the patient’s specific kidney problem. These may include medications to control problems such as inflammation of the kidneys, or they may require discontinuing other medications that could be harmful to kidney function. Dietary changes might also be appropriate. In almost all kidney diseases, control of high blood pressure is critically important to preserve kidney function.
Usually nephrologists work with other physicians, advising them about a specific diagnosis or treatment plan. In other cases they manage other skilled professionals including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY A NEPHROLOGIST:
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Peritoneal & Hemodialysis
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
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