Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function and kidney problems, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney problems, from Diet and Medication to Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation). Systemic conditions that affect the kidneys such as Diabetes and Autoimmune disease and systemic problems that occur as a result of kidney problems such as Renal Osteodystrophy and Hypertension are also studied in nephrology.
Difference between Urology and Nephrology- Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgeons who treats Anatomical or Structural Disorders of the Kidneys and Urinary tract. Urlogists treat problems such as Kidney Stones, Kidney Blockages, and Kidney Cancer.
Nephrologists are medical specialists who focus on disorders that affect the way the kidneys work such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Nephrologists prescribe nonsurgical medical treatments for these disorders.
Nephrologists at Synergy Health Care focus on all aspects of treatment, including early intervention, transplant support, disease management and dialysis services at affordable price. As per latest research patients with early and frequent nephrology visits before dialysis initiation had about a 10% lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.