Nephrology in Corinth, MS
The Magnolia Nephrology Clinic, located inside of the Magnolia Specialty Clinic, specializes in kidney care and the treatment of kidney diseases. Our kidneys perform many critical functions, and are highly important to our overall health,so we take pride in offering the essential care you need in treating primary care disorders and systematic dysfunction of the kidneys, right here at home.
Providers at the Magnolia Nephrology Clinic work closely with other specialists, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, nurses, educators and dietitians todeliver high-quality, cost-effective care to patients who suffer from problems involving the kidneys, uncontrolled hypertension or complex blood pressure issues.
Magnolia Nephrology Clinic offers comprehensive services for nephrology outpatient and inpatient care, dialysis, and pre and post kidney transplant.
Schedule an appointment or call (662) 665-8041 for more information about the Magnolia Nephrology Clinic and our nephrology services.
What We Treat in Corinth, MS
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic kidney failure
- Critical care nephrology
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Glomerular disease (glomerulonephritis)
- Kidney stones
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Renal parenchymal disease
- Essential hypertension
- Hypertension in pregnancy
- Malignant hypertension
- Orthostatic hypertension
- Post-transplant hypertension
- Primary aldosteronism
- Renal artery stenosis
- Renovascular hypertension
- Resistant hypertension
- Secondary hypertension
We can care for patients who need kidney or pancreas transplantation:
- Pre-transplant evaluation and pre-transplant care for both kidney and pancreas transplant recipients
- Post-transplant long-term care for both kidney and pancreas transplant recipients
- Pre-transplant evaluation and pre-transplant care for living kidney donors
- Pre-emptive kidney transplant (leading to better long-term prognosis for certain patients)
Comprehensive renal replacement therapy options are available at multiple sites for MRHC patients with chronic kidney failure . Dialysis specialists provide patients with comprehensive care, including:
- In-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
- 24-hour emergency dialysis services
- Home hemodialysis for eligible patients
- Pre-emptive kidney transplantation evaluation
- Educational programs for dialysis patients and their families
Physicians and nurses specializing in Hypertension evaluate and treat individuals with mild and severe forms of hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension specialists have developed many tools to successfully manage high blood pressure problems, including:
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Nurse-directed blood pressure management program
- Noninvasive hemodynamic assessment
What is Nephrology?
Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. Nephrology is also commonly referred to as ‘renal medicine’, referring to all the anatomical functions of the renal system in the body.
Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders, or not limited to the organ itself but rather the entire renal system, and may require special treatment. Examples include acquired conditions such as systemic vasculitides (e.g. ANCA vasculitis) and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus), as well as diseases you are born with or genetic conditions that have been inherited from a parent, such as polycystic kidney disease.
A nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes (balancing fluids in the body), and administering dialysis. Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Nephrology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine.
Patients are referred to nephrology specialists for various reasons, such as:
- Acute renal failure, a sudden loss of renal function
- Chronic kidney disease, declining renal function, usually with a sudden rise in creatinine which is tested in the blood initially and then through a urine collection for a more quantifiable result.
- Hematuria, blood in the urine
- Proteinuria, the loss of protein especially albumin in the urine
- Kidney stones, usually only recurrent stone formations
- Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections
- Hypertension that has failed to respond to multiple forms of anti-hypertensive medication or could have a secondary cause
- Electrolyte disorders or acid/base imbalance
What do my Kidneys Do?
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. Every day, the two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, composed of wastes and extra fluid. The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through two thin tubes of muscle called ureters, one on each side of the bladder. The bladder stores urine. The muscles of the bladder wall remain relaxed while the bladder fills with urine. As the bladder fills to capacity, signals sent to the brain tell a person to find a toilet soon. When the bladder empties, urine flows out of the body through a tube called the urethra, located at the bottom of the bladder. In men the urethra is long, while in women it is short.
Nephrology and Kidney Resources
National Kidney Foundation – www.kidney.org