Kidney Diseases Specialist

Remix Medical

Integrated Medical Practice and Chronic Disease Management Located in Houston, TX

Your kidneys clear waste from your blood and help maintain blood pressure. There are a number of conditions that can affect how your kidneys work. If you have kidney disease or concerns about kidney health, the leading experts at Remix Medical in Houston can help manage your condition. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Kidney Disease Q & A

What do the kidneys do?

Your kidneys are fist-sized organs that sit below your rib cage and filter your blood of waste and toxic substances. Your kidneys also regulate your blood pressure, build red blood cells, and play a role in bone health.

Most kidney diseases affect the filtering action, causing a buildup of waste products in your blood. Your risk of developing a kidney disease increases if you have a family history of kidney disease or have diabetes or hypertension.

What are kidney diseases?

A number of health conditions can cause kidney diseases. The physicians at Remix Medical are leading experts in kidney health and disease and can manage any condition that affects your kidneys.

Common kidney diseases include:

  • Chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease
  • Obstructive nephropathy
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Malignancy
  • Lupus nephritis

The nephrology experts at Remix Medical also provide treatment for acute kidney injuries and kidney stones.

What is chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function that may ultimately result in kidney failure. When your kidneys fail, they can no longer rid your blood of waste, and you may need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Many health conditions lead to chronic kidney disease, including diabetes, hypertension, and glomerular diseases.

If you have chronic kidney disease, your nephrologist at Remix Medical develops a treatment plan to help preserve kidney function, which may help prevent kidney failure.

How do I know if I have kidney stones?

You may not know you have kidney stones until the stone starts to move through your urinary tract, causing pain.

Common symptoms of kidney stones include:

  • Pain in the side or back
  • Pain that radiates down your abdomen
  • Pain when urinating
  • Red- or pink-tinged urine
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Increase in need or frequency of urination

If you suspect kidney stones, the nephrologists at Remix Medical can evaluate you and determine through testing whether kidney stones are causing your discomfort, and then provide recommendations to help relieve your pain or remove your stone.

For management of all kidney conditions, call the experts at Remix Medical or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation.