Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that extract waste from blood, balance body fluid, form urine, and aid in other important functions in the body. At Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, part of your regular medical exams include blood work and a urine analysis. The blood tests check for creatinine and BUN, waste products that healthy kidney remove from the bloodstream. The urinalysis examination checks for protein, blood and white blood cells in the urine. These routine check ups can help you determine if you have chronic kidney disease and is best treated when found early.

People who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) will need  to use the services of a nephrologist to check on your kidney function. It is also recommended that you get a routine medical screening from your primary care doctor every year.

Dr. Todd Miller at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine, often cares for patients who are suffering from chronic kidney disease. He will provide a routine medical screening, or exam and can help detect any comorbidities you may develop with chronic kidney disease, as well as prevent any other health issues you might not be aware of. Dr. Miller will be looking for other common complications that can occur from CKD such as anemia, diabetes, bone disease, heart disease, high potassium, high calcium and fluid buildup.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension, Early Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

A person may not realize they have CKD because they are not experiencing any sign s of being sick. People with high blood pressure are at risk of developing kidney disease and must be monitored regularly by a primary care physician such as those at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine. Also, those patients who have developed diabetes are at a higher risk for CKD as well.

The providers at Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine are experts in diagnosing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Their mission is to provide you with the best medical care and management for a lifetime.

Alpharetta and Cumming Internal Medicine has experienced staff and physicians who can help you live your life to its fullest. If you live north of Atlanta in Roswell, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Suwanee or Canton, you are just a short distance from the best primary care in Georgia. Call us at 770/475-2377 to schedule an appointment today!