UPMC Kidney Disease Center
About one in six Americans has kidney disease.
If you have kidney disease, early diagnosis and treatment can help you live a healthy life.
At the UPMC Kidney Disease Center, our expert nephrologists use cutting-edge techniques to treat the full range of kidney diseases and disorders.
What Do the Kidneys Do?
Your kidneys play several vital roles for the body, such as to:
- Remove waste from the body.
- Regulate blood pressure.
- Promote strong bones.
- Control the production of red blood cells.
- Regulate the composition of body fluids.
Because they're so crucial, damage to your kidneys from injury or disease can lead to a poor quality of life.
Kidney Disease Symptoms
- High blood pressure.
- Blood in the urine.
- Frequent urination.
- Swelling around the eyes, hands, or feet.
- Extreme drowsiness.
- Unexplained shortness of breath.
No matter the symptoms or causes of your kidney disease, you have hope at the UPMC Kidney Disease Center.
We'll work with you to reverse your kidney damage or slow its progression with medicine, dialysis, and other treatments. Our goal is to help you to achieve your best possible quality of life.
Why Choose UPMC for Kidney Care?
The UPMC Kidney Disease Center has world-recognized experts across the entire spectrum of kidney disease, including:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Acute kidney disease
- Electrolyte disorders
- Complex hypertension
The UPMC Glomerular Disease Clinic is at the forefront of care for this damaging kidney disease. In fact, it's the only clinic of its kind in western Pennsylvania.
Learn More about the UPMC Kidney Disease Center
Our center uses cutting-edge techniques for diagnosis and treatment. We treat every kidney disease and condition, helping our patients live with a higher quality of life no matter the severity of their disease.