Urologic & Electrolyte Disorders
We Treat Urologic & Electrolyte Disorders
The kidneys are part of a larger system of the body, known as the urinary system, which work to rid the body of toxins and waste products. This complicated system can encounter many issues that require care or treatment from a specialized doctor. At Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Inc, we provide treatment for many urologic and electrolyte disorders, including kidney stones. We have a team of five doctors who specialize in kidney conditions and are here to help ensure you get the care you need to stay healthy. Please reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.
Conditions We Treat
As with any system of the body, the kidneys and the rest of the urinary system are not immune to developing health issues or complications. When you develop a problem with the kidneys, it’s important to ensure you get care from an experienced individual with expertise in these specialized conditions. Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Inc can treat a number of kidney and urologic disorders. We’ll be able to identify the issue and build a proper treatment plan for the following conditions:
A kidney stone is a hard, crystalized stone that develops in the kidneys from chemicals in the urine. These stones can become so large that they are difficult to pass, causing unpleasant symptoms like lower back pain, blood in the urine, nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills. We can provide treatment for kidney stones that make it easier to pass, like shockwave lithotripsy, which breaks apart the stone into multiple pieces. We can also complete a ureteroscopy to find and remove the stone, returning your kidney function to normal.
Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are all examples of electrolytes found within the body. These naturally occurring minerals must be maintained at a certain level for optimum health. Levels that are too high or too low can be a sign of an electrolyte disorder, which can cause significant problems. Someone with an electrolyte disorder may experience diarrhea, constipation, headaches, fatigue, muscle cramping or weakness, irregular heartbeat, or nausea and vomiting. Once diagnosed through a blood test, an electrolyte disorder can be easily treated with IV fluids, medication, or dietary supplements.
Hematuria is a medical condition in which the kidneys, or another part of your urinary tract, allow blood cells to leak into your urine. This results in bloody urine, which can be quite alarming. Hematuria may be caused by a urinary tract infection or another problem with your urinary system. We diagnose the cause and provide the appropriate treatment.
Proteinuria is a condition in which protein is present in the urine. When healthy kidneys filter the blood, they allow protein to pass through and return to the blood stream. Unhealthy kidneys do not filter the blood properly and rather than sending protein back to the bloodstream, it may allow it in the urine. Our team can determine if your proteinuria is caused by early kidney disease or another condition and provide treatment to help correct the issue.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Symptoms of a UTI include cloudy urine, a burning sensation when urinating, pelvic pain, and red, pink, or dark colored urine. UTIs can usually be treated with medication. However, more serious infections, like those that reach the bladder, may require more intensive treatments.
Contact Us for an Appointment
At Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Inc, we provide comprehensive care for kidney conditions and other health concerns affecting the urinary system. If you have developed any troubling symptoms that may be related to a kidney complication, we encourage you to reach out to us today. We will schedule an appointment where you can discuss your concerns with one of our specialists.