Diagnosis and Treatment for Kidney Disease on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Singing River Health System partners with the Board Certified Nephrologists of Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers in order to provide our patients the most experienced professionals working in nephrology on the coast.
These nephrologists help provide 24/7 coverage of our patients and Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital. If you are a guest of Singing River Health System, a kidney disease expert is always available.
Nephrology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidneys.
We treat kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, kidney disorders as a result of diabetes, kidney disorders as a result of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and autoimmune diseases such as lupus, which may affect the kidneys.
Diagnosing Kidney Disease
We test for kidney diseases and disorders using blood and urine tests. Blood tests analyze how much blood your kidneys can filter per minute. Urine tests look at your protein levels. Elevated protein in urine could be a sign of kidney problems.
Treating Kidney Disease
Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital each offer Acute Kidney Units and Inpatient Dialysis Units in which we offer Hemodialysis.
Kidney failure may result in you requiring dialysis to replace the normal functions of the kidneys. Dialysis works by removing waste and excess water from your blood supply and returning clean blood to the body.
Dialysis does not hurt, but you may find yourself getting light-headed or dizzy during treatment. This is normal.
Hemodialysis should be covered by your insurance plan.
We prescribe medications in cases where systemic disorders may be causing your kidneys to not perform properly.
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) can be used for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit.