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The branch of science dealing with kidney health and kidney diseases is called "Nephrology".

Which Diseases Does the Department of Nephrology Cover?

In the department of nephrology, kidney diseases and every disease including kidney health are examined. Treatment of kidney diseases, protection of the health of the kidney system in diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, diseases such as kidney inflammations, acute and chronic kidney failure, urinary tract infections are within the scope of the department of nephrology. Dialysis treatment is also within the scope of nephrology.

What Procedures Does the Department of Nephrology Cover?

Nephrologists who are experts in their field work in the Nephrology department. In this process, nephrologists examine all kinds of diseases related to kidney health and kidney diseases. While applying many tests for a healthy and accurate diagnosis, they also offer the most accurate and reliable treatment methods for the determined ailments. Kidney biopsy, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, hemodialysis fistula management, follow-up and management of hemodialysis patients are within the scope of the nephrology department. Treatment and follow-up of the patient according to the patient's discomfort are also carried out by nephrology specialists.

How to Maintain Kidney Health?

Water consumption is very important for kidney health. It should not be dehydrated, and in case of any discomfort such as vomiting or diarrhea, it is necessary to pay attention to the loss of fluid in the body. In addition, while paying attention to the use of salt, controls such as blood sugar and anemia should be carried out regularly. Blood tests should be done regularly, people should perform doctor examinations at certain intervals.

What are the Differences Between Nephrology and Urology?

Nephrology and urology are two sections that are confused due to their scope. While urology is a more comprehensive field in terms of the body, the department of nephrology deals directly with the kidney system and kidney diseases. In the department of nephrology, there is no surgical study like the field of urology.

Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Nephrology

As Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals, there are Nephrologists who are experts in their field in our Nephrology department. While early diagnosis and treatment methods are determined with the latest technologies for our patients, follow-up and controls are carried out at the highest level in order for our patients to regain their health.

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