Chronic Kidney Disease | Eastern Nephrology

Kidneys perform many functions:

  • Remove waste and excess fluid from your body.
  • Control salt and potassium blood levels.
  • Produce hormones that help control your blood pressure, blood count (hemoglobin) and bone health.

You have CKD when your kidneys are irreversibly damaged and cannot filter blood properly. Often, there are no symptoms until the advanced stages, so early recognition and treatment is essential.

CKD is detected through blood and urine lab tests over time. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine are common tests used to measure your level of kidney function and determine the stage of kidney disease.

People at increased risk for CKD are those with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or a family history of kidney problems.

ENA offers a multi-disciplinary team of general, interventional and transplant nephrologists, advanced practitioner professionals, and highly trained nurses. We also have our own laboratories and a nationally recognized clinical research program. Our goal is to provide early detection and optimal management of CKD with the focus on halting or slowing progression towards ESKD.