​​​​​​​​​Overview of Kidney Disease

One in nine Americans – or approximately 20 million people – have one of several forms of chronic kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation. Another 20 million are facing an increased risk.

Kidney disease is any disease or disorder that affects the function of the kidneys. Kidneys filter the blood, removing waste from the body and helping maintain its proper chemical balance. Because the warning signs of kidney disease can remain silent for years, it's important that you get regular checkups.

Read this story about a surprise kidney disease diagnosis and a son's life-saving kidney donation.

Kidney Conditions Treated​

Some kidney conditions may require treatment by a nephrologist, a physician on the medical staff who specializes in kidney care. Some common conditions treated include:

Kidney failure

Kidney infections

Severe or difficult to control hypertension

Kidney stones

Recurrent urinary tract infections

Diabetic renal disease


Renal artery stenosis

Electrolyte disorders

Obstructive/reflux nephropathy

Polycystic kidney disease

Interstitial nephritis

Acute kidney injury

Abnormal urinalysis


Kidney Diseases Treatments​

Carrollton Regional Medical Center offers a full range of service to treat kidney disease. Treatments include:


Citrate anti-coagulation for a no-heparin dialysis

Hemofiltration for drug overdose

Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) for acute renal failure

Continuous venovenous hemofiltration for kidney dysfunction accompanied by low blood pressure


Renal Biopsy

Nutritional changes

​Specialized Centers for Kidney Disease

For advanced kidney disease, kidney transplantation services are available at Carrollton Regional Medical Center, part of Carrollton Regional Medical Center All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Temple​.