Nephrology

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A nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body, and administering dialysis.  Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.  Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. In the United States, after medical school nephrologists complete a three-year residency in internal medicine followed by a two year (or longer) fellowship in nephrology.

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