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Welcoming Distinguished Nephrologist Kendral R. Knight, M.D.

South Texas Renal Care Group celebrates the addition of experienced staff nephrologist, Kendral R. Knight, M.D., to our team of medical talent. Previously serving as a staff nephrologist for the U.S. military, Dr. Knight’s wealth of expertise, acute attention to patient needs and almost 12 years practicing medicine across the country and overseas, made him […]

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South Texas Renal Care Group – We Care For Kidneys

One of our main responsibilities at South Texas Renal Care Group is to care for our patients and care for kidneys. Dr. Mizani If you dedicate yourself to hear what the problem is, you perhaps could change the quality of life and longevity of life for that particular person. It is really a story of […]

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How Are Kidney Disease and CKD Related to Other Chronic Diseases?

Kidney disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are conditions that cause a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Your kidneys have many important functions, but are primarily responsible for filtering waste products, excess water and other impurities of the blood. Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from kidney disease and CKD, of which nearly 50 […]

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How to Get Rid of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones send more 500,000 people to emergency rooms each year. These small, hard deposits of minerals and acid salts can not only be painful when passing through the urinary tract, but can also stop urine from flowing altogether. This can lead to infections of the urinary tract or kidneys, if they are left untreated. […]

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

As painful as they can be, kidney stones often show no symptoms … that is, until they begin to move around inside your kidney, or pass into your ureter (the tube connecting the kidney and bladder). Kidney stones also have no definite, singular cause, but there are risk factors. A kidney stone is a hard, […]

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Kidney Transplant Procedure and Recovery

Many kidney dialysis patients facing kidney failure choose to undergo a kidney transplant rather than live a lifetime on dialysis. Compared to dialysis, a kidney transplant can provide: Improved quality of life Lower risk of death Less dietary restrictions Reduced treatment cost Should you decide to pursue kidney transplantation, there is much to consider: Determining […]

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What Is Peritoneal Dialysis?

Your kidneys are the keys to keeping your body in balance by eliminating waste, maintaining chemical levels and controlling blood pressure. For people with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease, dialysis treatments, which mimic kidney function, are needed for the rest of their lives. You may be familiar with hemodialysis, which pumps blood out […]

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What Are the Common Symptoms of Kidney Problems?

Would you know if you have kidney problems leading to chronic kidney disease? Pinpointing kidney problems can be somewhat tricky. Here’s why: The symptoms of slowly-developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be caused by other illnesses. And since your kidneys are so adaptable, they can compensate for lost function; masking signs and symptoms until irreversible […]

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What Are the Benefits of Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis is the process of cleaning impurities out of your blood when your kidneys can no longer do it effectively. This process is often used to treat advanced kidney failure, which helps those with failing kidneys to continue to live an active lifestyle. Differences between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis Hemodialysis uses a dialysis machine and a […]

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How to Avoid Kidney Failure

Kidney failure is caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition affecting 30 million Americans. CKD signifies lasting damage to the kidneys, which can worsen over time to the point that your kidneys may stop functioning. This is called kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or […]