Welcome to Northwest Renal Clinic
Providing comprehensive nephrology care
The largest nephrology practice in Oregon
Serving Patients throughout the Northwest

Facts

Nephrology is the subspecialty of medicine concerned with disorders of the kidney and blood pressure. A Nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the general specialty of internal medicine and then sub-specialized in the field of nephrology. Our practice of nephrology offers evaluation and treatment in adults for the following disorders:

  1. High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  2. All types of kidney diseases, including: 
    a. Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
    b. Protein in the urine (Proteinuria)
    c. Infection of the kidneys or bladder
    d. Nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
    e. Polycystic kidney disease
    f. Kidney stones
  3. Treatment of complete kidney failure, including:
    a. Hemodialysis
    b. Peritoneal dialysis
    c. Kidney transplantation

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys perform many important jobs to keep the body healthy. These jobs include: getting rid of wastes and excess fluid, balancing fluids and certain chemicals in the body, removing drugs and toxins from the body and releasing important hormones that help make red blood cells, regulate blood pressure and keep the bones healthy. The goal of your treatment is to slow or prevent your kidney disease from getting worse. DIET is an important part of your treatment plan. In fact, your diet may change depending on how much kidney function you have. Making changes in the foods you eat may help slow further kidney damage. Certain nutrients such as protein, calories, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and fluid may need to be adjusted to meet your changing needs.

Ask you Nephrologist what diet is right for you.

 

Also, be sure to download, and review the dietary forms we have published on our website under the "FORMS" tab