The Nephrology Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus treats a range of chronic kidney disorders and takes care of dialysis patients.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Anyone can develop chronic kidney disease at any age. Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function that leads to end-stage renal disease or even death. Chronic kidney disease will require dialysis or kidney transplant.

Symptoms may not be present until the advanced stages of the disease. Most people aren't diagnosed until they have begun to lose kidney function. Symptoms include fatigue, trouble concentrating and loss of appetite.

Screening for chronic kidney disease is a simple blood and urine test. Early detection and treatment can help prevent or delay kidney failure.

For a referral to a University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus Nephrologist call 410-225-8400, or use our Find a Doctor web service