Kidney Disease Management

KSOSN helps you manage kidney disease with a variety of treatments, support and resources.
 
We partner with you and your primary care physician to provide the best kidney care available in Las Vegas and the southern Nevada region. This page focuses on education support, dietary assistance and treatment options so you can discover all of the methods we use to help manage and treat your kidney problems.
 
Disease Management Services: 
 
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) 
There are five stages of chronic kidney disease. Your doctor determines your stage of kidney disease based on the presence of kidney damage and your glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a measure of your level of kidney function. Your treatment is based on your stage of kidney disease.
 
CKD is often concurrent with other health conditions that the KSOSN care team is also skilled in treating and managing. These include:
 
Anemia and bone disease 
Anemia (low blood count) and bone disease (osteodystrophy) are problems related to limited kidney function. We will teach you how to minimize the effects of these diseases, provide you with appropriate medication therapy and monitor your progress.
 
Education/support services 
We will help you understand how the kidneys work and what happens as their function declines. We will teach you what to do to slow down the progression of kidney dysfunction. We will also discuss treatment choices such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation. The KSOSN team will work closely with you and your doctor to coordinate your care.
 
Also called nephritis and nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis is a disease marked by the body’s in ability to get rid of excess fluid. Glomerulonephritis damages the kidneys and keeps them from function properly. Treatment ranges from change in diet to medication. 
 
Improper diet and lifestyle can worsen the health of your kidneys. Nutritional therapy services will help you choose food that maintains or improves your health and properly manages your blood pressure, blood sugar and bone health. We will educate you on creating a diet specifically designed for patients with limited kidney function. Our registered dietitian will teach you how to prepare healthy, kidney-friendly food.
 
Electrolytes include sodium, potassium, phosphate, calcium, and magnesium. When the kidneys are unable to filter out these substances, they build-up and can impair muscle coordination, heart function, fluid absorption and excretion, nerve function and concentration.
 
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the second leading cause of CKD. High blood pressure damages the kidney's small blood vessels and filters, causing kidney function to deteriorate more quickly. Good blood pressure control is essential to the health of your kidneys and heart. We will counsel you on blood pressure control through regular blood pressure monitoring, lifestyle adjustments and proper use of medications.
 
Diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, chronic diarrhea, or kidney cysts increase the risk of stones. Because CKD patients often have these conditions, they may also experience kidney stones. KSOS caregivers are skilled in both the management and prevention of kidney stones.
 
Metabolic acidosis results from the accumulation of sulfates, phosphates, uric acid not being filtered out by the kidneys.
 
Renal osteodystrophy, also known as kidney related bone disease, is a bone disease that occurs when your kidneys fail to maintain the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood.