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Advanced Care for Kidney Disorders

Kidney problems typically affect both kidneys. If they cannot remove or regulate water and chemicals, the kidneys suffer serious damage from waste product buildup, causing severe swelling and the symptoms of kidney failure. Kidney disorders can be categorized as hereditary, congenital or acquired.

Hereditary Disorders

Transmitted to males and females, and generally produce clinical symptoms beginning in the teenage years on through adulthood. The most prevalent hereditary kidney condition is called polycystic kidney disease.

Congenital Disorders

Usually involve a malformation or obstruction in the urinary tract that can produce an infection or otherwise cause destruction of the kidney tissue, leading to chronic kidney failure.

Acquired Kidney Disease

Classified broadly as nephritis, this is mainly inflammation of the kidney. It has many causes, including:

  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Long-standing hypertension

Of course, high blood pressure itself can cause kidney disease or result from a kidney disorder. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can also speed up the natural progression of kidney disease. As with other urological health concerns or persistent symptoms, you should talk to a specialist at Orange County Urology Associates. We’ll help you determine the cause of your problem and the best possible treatment for you.

Our kidney disorders patients come to us from Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills and Irvine in Orange County, CA. Discover today’s most effective kidney disorder treatments at Orange County Urology Associates. Call us at 949.855.1101 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our urologoy surgeons.