Department of Nephrology at Nakasero Hospital is the Leader in diseases of the kidneys

Healthy kidneys filter waste and excess fluids from your blood to make urine. When kidneys are damaged, they lose their filtering capacity. Damage can happen quickly (acute), such as when it’s caused by injury or toxins. Most damage, however, occurs over a period of time (chronic). The two most common causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure.

At Nakasero Hospital we have one of the best nephrologists in the country who will diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases and also treat associated issues like high blood pressure, fluid retention, and electrolyte and mineral imbalances. 

Treatment of kidney disorders often involves the use of medication and/or dialysis. Patients are often referred to nephrologists for the following conditions:

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Common Kidney Disorders

  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

What to Expect

Dialysis is needed when your own kidneys are no longer healthy enough to take care of your body’s needs and at Nakasero Hospital, we have a very good dialysis support team.

What is Dialysis?

When your kidneys fail (end stage kidney failure), dialysis helps keep your body in balance. Dialysis is an artificial process that removes waste and extra water from your blood. The procedure can help you feel better and live longer, but it is not a cure for kidney failure.

Types of Dialysis

There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both are offered at Nakasero Hospital

 

Hemodialysis—a machine filters waste and excess fluid from your blood

 

Peritoneal dialysis—a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into your belly, and a dialysis solution washes in and out of your belly in cycles.

 

Your physician will help you decide which type of dialysis is best for you. Whichever type of dialysis you and your physician choose, it is very important to participate in the program as often as your doctor recommends. Following your prescribed treatment schedule will allow you to stay as healthy as possible and feel better.

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