Get Tested for Chronic Kidney Disease
Humboldt Park Health (HPH) nephrologists specialize in providing comprehensive care for our patients. The HPH team works collaboratively with patients and their families to manage chronic kidney disease and provide the best possible medical care; treating such ailments as hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney stones and kidney failure.
When people develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), their kidneys become damaged and over time may not clean the blood as well as healthy kidneys. If kidneys do not work well, toxic waste and extra fluid accumulate in the body and may lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and early death. However, people with CKD and people at risk for CKD can take steps to protect their kidneys with the help of their health care providers.
Find it Early, Treat it Early
If you are at risk for kidney disease, get your kidneys checked regularly, which is done with a simple blood and urine tests. Regular testing is your best chance for identifying CKD early. Early treatment is most effective and can help prevent additional health problems. Your treatment and management plan may include taking medications and making lifestyle changes—including choosing healthy foods and getting physically active—as well as working to keep your blood sugar and blood pressure as close to target as you can.
Humboldt Park Health - Kidney Care Clinic
1044 N. Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622