Nephrology: the science of the kidneys

Most kidney diseases are chronic

In chronic kidney disease, one or more functions are impaired. A distinction is made between congenital (from birth) and acquired kidney diseases. The latter can be caused by diseases of the blood vessels, as well as by high blood pressure, diabetes or autoimmune diseases. Acute kidney diseases are less common. They occur mainly as a result of severe fluid loss, serious infections, or as a side effect of medication.

Diagnosis and treatment

The field of nephrology diagnoses and treats diseases of the kidney. Nephrologists concentrate on non-surgical treatment methods and - depending on the diagnosis - on treating the underlying disease. As a patient, your lifestyle and habits can actively reduce the stress on your body and positively influence the course of a disease; for example, through diet and exercise in cases of high blood pressure or diabetes. Your Nephro am See team will be happy to advise and support you in this regard.