Reviews — Joshua Schwimmer, MD: Nephrology and Hypertension (2023)

“Dr. Schwimmer is a dedicated, compassionate and highly trained physician. He has provided invaluable care for myself and my family, and I recommend his services highly.”

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)
Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize

“Meet Dr. Joshua Schwimmer! Dr. Schwimmer is a nephrologist and internist practicing in the Upper East Side. He’s exactly the kind of specialist Sherpaa loves to work with. He’s got a remarkable personality, a highly analytical mind, a mission to make healthcare better, and he’s far more tech savvy than us.”

Dr. Jay Parkinson, CEO of Sherpaa

“He is an excellent doctor and listened to what you had to say. He went over all your problems in an easy to understand way and gave solutions to them. His use of technology to facilitate things is definitely a big plus. I highly recommend him.”

“The entire experience was very pleasant from the moment I walked in the door. The women at reception were helpful and courteous. Dr. Schwimmer saw me 15 minutes early which was really nice. We spent about an hour and a half with him building a very complete medical history and he took notes during the whole process. He was attentive and asked me about all aspects of my past and current health. He was able to give me all the information I needed and asked for. I highly recommend Dr. Schwimmer to anyone looking for a friendly, knowledgeable and thorough doctor.”

“Joshua Schwimmer is a kind, funny, knowledgeable GP who is very organized and listens well. He keeps good records, is easy to get in touch with, uses information technology efficiently, and runs an efficient office. Highly recommended.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is kind, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. He is really pleasant guy who actively listens, and skillfully deals with all the administrative stuff that goes along with medical care much easier, which makes me feel a lot more confident. Highly recommended.”

“I'm very grateful to have Dr. Schwimmer as my primary-care doctor. He is thoughtful, friendly, unpretentious, and a very good listener. His alert response to the results of a routine test helped me enormously. Finally, I should note that he has excellent relationships with the specialized physicians he works with. I recommend him without reservation.”

“Great doctor. Very knowledgeable, very approachable.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is a meticulous physician. He believes in preventive medicine and I'll never forget when I first went to see him and he asked so many questions about my family history and treated me accordingly. This to me is called preventive medicine. He has lowered my blood pressure from 165 over 83 to a regular reading of 116 over 65. I would recommend him to the world and especially to healthy people so they stay healthy.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is great and so is his beard.”

“Dr. Schwimmer was excellent. I was very pleased and confident of the care he provided.”

“I have already recommended him and all are very satisfied.”

“I started seeing Dr. Schwimmer about a year ago because of my very high blood pressure that I had to take 4 different medications to keep my blood pressure under control (that was prescribed by other doctor from Los Angeles). The medications brought lots of inconveniences because of side effects which made my life hell. But after my first visit with Dr. Schwimmer, because of his positive attitude and professionalism, everything has changed for me.Through his supervision, I started getting back to my daily exercise and eating healthy which made me feel more positive and energized to the point that I now take one very low dose medication and my blood pressure is pretty much normal and I feel great. I need to mention that it's very easy and fast to contact Dr. Schwimmer at any time by email and his response time is unbelievably fast. I really appreciate Dr. Schwimmer's life changing help and advice, and I strongly recommend him.”

“I am so happy to be back with Dr. Schwimmer. Because of an insurance change, I had to unfortunately stop using this excellent doctor--However, I just changed my job and can use him once again. He is thorough, caring, and patient. He listens carefully and remembers what you previously told him. His office is efficient and helps out with the necessary paperwork. I strongly recommend this wonderful doctor.”

“Dr Schwimmer is my jam. I've been seeing him for 18 or so months for kidney issues. He was the first doctor to see my when I was hospitalized (thanks to my PCP). From that moment, he has done nothing but his utmost to make me fully healthy with care, thoughtfulness, humor and kindness. We happen to share a love of gadgets, all things Apple and coffee. In fact, we shared a small cup in my last appointment. Nobody likes being ill, but Dr. Schwimmer makes getting well an okay process. :-). Always thoughtful and attentive. And he has been available to me via email when things were difficult and I was away from NYC. He is the most accessible doctor I have ever had.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is available to me via phone, e-mail and even via text. I am grateful for him.”

“Could not be better. We talk about me, my health, and we talk about medicine as well as I'm a veterinary specialist.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is caring, accessible, knowledgeable and approachable. I would, and have, recommended him to friends.”

“Joshua Schwimmer is a very trustworthy,professional doctor with empathy, outstanding bedside manners, & medical knowledge.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an oustanding physician with whom I have the utmost trust and respect.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is one of the best doctors I've ever had. I've already recommended him to others.”

“Dr Schwimmer is an exceptional care provider. He takes the time to review past notes. Asks appropriate questions in a sensitive way and provides excellent explanations.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is fabulous in every way, professional and personal. He is terrific. He explains carefully and with great consideration — I have complete faith in him.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is always very helpful.”

“Dr Schwimmer has taken a mutually-exclusive/collectively-exhaustive approach to solving my host of medical concerns.He is not only an excellent nephrologist, but a deeply caring and reachable primary care physician as well.On top of providing me care in his field, he had a world-renowned endocrinologist on the phone within minutes to discuss my concerns. He also did not hesitate to involve a gastroenterologist as well.Finally, his phone calls to discuss test results and next steps inspire confidence like no other medical care interaction I've had.”

“I gladly recommend Dr. Joshua Schwimmer. His care and dedication to the wellbeing of his patients is undeniable. I am so grateful for him.”

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“Dr. Schwimmer is caring, shows concern, doesn’t rush you and is very respectful and professional.”

”He’s a great listener and wants to get to the root of the problem. Thanks Dr. Schwimmer.”

“The best in all aspects.”

“Always happy to receive a nice cup of coffee from my doctor.”

“Dr Schwimmer is a first-rate MD.”

“You are an amazing doctor that truly cares about his patients. You make your patients feel like you really care about their health and their well-being. You have most definitely chosen the right field. May you always be blessed while you bless others.”

“Satisfied A+.”

“I always feel well-informed when I leave.”

“Even after a long wait, this was the best doctor experience I've ever had. Extremely attentive, thorough, kind, and great follow up e-mail with lab results.”

“You are one of the best doctors that I have encountered over the years and I truly appreciate all you did.”

“I have seen far more doctors the average person and he was absolutely amazing in every single way. One of the best doctors I have ever met. In every thing he did he was a top doctor.”

“I am very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Schwimmer. He is extremely kind and professional.”

“Dr Schwimmer is an excellent doctor — friendly, caring, remembers my history and asks appropriate questions.”

“I've been using Dr Schwimmer for 5 years and cannot say enough good things about this excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. It's difficult to find a doctor with both of these qualities. His entire team is extremely efficient. Dr. Schwimmer gets back promptly with test results and is always willing to discuss the course of treatment with me. He remembers every detail necessary about his patient. I am so happy I have a wonderful doctor in Dr. Schwimmer.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is always very caring, thorough, and courteous. He goes through my status with options available. He always makes himself available by either email and/or TeleHealth visits when I do not have an in person visit. He is top notch.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent physician. Very caring and very knowledgeable.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is the best physician that I have ever seen. He is knowledgeable, attentive, caring, clear in his communication, professional and friendly. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is the greatest. He's caring, competent, organized and patient.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent physician with great personality. His proper diagnosis, prescription, care and advice motivated me to improve myself and get healthy.”

“Any time someone asks for a doctor I tell them about Dr. Schwimmer. He is amazing!”

“I was very impressed with Dr. Schwimmer.”

“I like Dr. Schwimmer a lot. Great doctor. Great staff too. The doctor me put me at ease and I didn’t feel rushed. I was able to discuss everything I had in mind during the visit.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is a super nice doctor. He is so devoted to his patients.”

“Dr. Schwimmer offers a high level of expertise about all aspects of kidney function and their relation to general health. He is a great diagnostician, provides proper care and follow-up, and, finally, he is patient, kind, and available to his patients. A rare combination of excellence!”

“Dr Schwimmer is a smart, engaged, polite and dedicated physician.”

“Fantastic doctor. We have recommended him to family and friends. They are now his patients and very satisfied with Dr. Schwimmer and his wonderful staff.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent doctor.”

“Dr Schwimmer was incredibly friendly and made me feel at ease with his treatment.”

“I’m extremely pleased with the level of care I received. I most definitely would recommend this provider.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is excellent.”

“Very informative.”

“Highly recommended.”

“Very thorough, patient and perceptive. Very warm and kind.”

“Great doctor.”

“Dr Schwimmer is a top-notch 5 star physician. His professionalism, care and attentiveness treating my boyfriend could not have been any better. His staff at his office is phenomenal. He cares about his patients so much that that he even responded to my boyfriend’s questions during the Super Bowl. He responds to your questions no matter what time of the day. We are very thankful to have found Dr Schwimmer!”

“Made me feel like I am the only patient.”

“Dr. Schwimmer always has reviewed my charts prior to my examination, is very friendly and courteous, shows real concern about my well-being, and explains matters to me and make sure that I understand.”

“Dr. Schwimmer and his staff were very attentive to my medical needs.”

“Wonderful doctor. Very caring.”

“Joshua's clinical background and extensive involvement and interest in the cross-section of healthcare and technology have provided us with great mentorship here at Doximity since our launch.”

Jeff Tangney, CEO of Doximity

“I really enjoyed meeting Dr. Schwimmer. I had an annual review and the visit was relaxed and very comfortable. He is extremely professional and you get the sense that he is listening to you without feeling rushed. I can't say more. I feel a sense of relief that I found Dr. Schwimmer.”

“I credit Dr. Schwimmer with saving my life. I have been a patient of his for 6 years and was impressed with his knowledge and the attention he gave me during my regular visits to check on my kidney stones. Last year, during a routine ultrasound examination, a large mass was discovered. Although it was a Friday before a long weekend, Dr. Schwimmer immediately sprang into action and organized blood tests and the following day had me undergo a CAT scan to try to identify the problem. Within a week, after undergoing surgery, I was diagnosed with cancer. Luckily, thanks to the work and expertize of my doctors I am now cancer-free and in good health. Because of that ultrasound, my cancer was detected at an early stage and I will forever be grateful to Dr. Schwimmer.”

“I had been looking for a doctor in NYC since moving from London last year but it was a daunting task. I finally approached Dr Schwimmer based on other reviews and after seeing a videoclip featuring him. From the first minute the consultation felt like I was having a genuine chat with a good friend. He is methodical with great attention to detail and puts you right at ease. Most importantly he listens to you and explains everything without the condescending attitude you get from some doctors. There is no question that he knows his stuff. He is a modern doctor who espouses technology and you can tell he is the kind of doctor who will remain on the leading edge of his chosen profession which he loves. He has energy but at the same time there is a calming sense from being around him. I feel fortunate to have found him. In a single word he is ‘Awesome’.”

“Dr. Schwimmer was friendly and thorough during my general checkup. Never felt rushed or uncomfortable. Felt like a partner. Looking forward to next appointment. Structure of appointment as follows: 1. Introductory chit chat: showed legitimate interest in my lifestyle, work, and background. Shares my enthusiasm for technology (in addition to medicine). 2. Discovery: The 'how are we feeling today?' phase. Asked thoughtful targeted questions to help discover the rare, 'well, doc, there is one other thing...' 3. Examination: Ran specific diagnostics based on discoveries and suspicions. 4. Analysis: Dispelled myths. Prioritized immediate needs. Established action plan. 5. Action: Wrote prescriptions. Printed referrals and facts about conditions. Administered vaccines. Set timeline and dates for test results and follow up appointment. Total face time: 1.5 hrs.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is not only a Nephrologist but also a regular doctor. I've never met anyone who loved kidneys more than this guy. Seriously, he's like one of those doctors who loves his job. He's a super smart guy, very thorough, will answer any question, and overall, I just like him.”

“Dr. Joshua Schwimmer is the most accessible doctor I have ever dealt with. The ability to reach him via email and have him respond in a very timely manner is wonderful. He is a very caring doctor and I feel fortunate to have met him.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is among the most accomplished, thoughtful, and kind physicians I have known. I would refer my family members to him without hesitation.”

“I've been going to Dr. Schwimmer for about 15 yrs now. He is wonderful. He is knowledgeable about the kidneys and puts me at ease whenever I stress about how my kidneys are functioning. He's easy to talk to and always calls me back right away if I have any concerns. He's got all my history on his laptop and it's comforting to know he cares so much. A doctor that really listens and cares! Amazing!”

“This is an excellent doctor, exceptional listener who remembers my medical history.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is excellent in skills, explanation & communications.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is one of the best in the field of Nephrology. I've been seeing him for the last 8-9 years. He is easy to communicate with. He uses all electronic media to get 24/7 access. I always receive a response withine 24 hours of my questions. He is always very composed and focused. I love Dr. Schwimmer.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent, caring physician.”

“Provider was pleasant, patient & listened to my concerns seriously & respectfully. I felt heard & very much a partner in my own care. I did not feel rushed and felt this provider sees me as a person, not just a medical case.”

“Total confidence in his care.”

“Dr. Schwimmer was great. Careful, inspired confidence.”

“The doctor,staff & office are absolutely excellent. He saved my life.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is a very caring and understanding man. He listens very well and makes you feel comfortable and confident that you will be okay. He is an excellent physician and I have recommended him to plenty of people already.”

“Dr. Joshua Schwimmer gets the highest recommendation possible!”

“Dr. Schwimmer has always spent as much time discussing my medical needs as necessary. I’ve never felt rushed.”

“Dr. Josh is top-notch. He explains things to you so that you can understand. Very nice. Very kind. Very comfortable to deal with.”

“Best doctor ever.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is the only Dr.that brought my pressure down!!!!!”

“Doctor is the best.”

“Excellent. The first visit and he was very much what I had heard from others.”

“His bedside manners are beyond the scope of practice in medicine. He demonstrates professional medical knowledge in all aspects during patient examination, reviewing labs, medications with side effects. I am more than grateful & satisfied with his healing hands.”

“This doctor is by far the best doctor whom I have ever seen.”

“He's a wonderful, empathetic MD.”

“Very happy to have found Dr Schwimmer. He is very thorough and compassionate.”

“Dr. Schwimmer has taken on the role of a prominent doctor who has previously provided me care for decades.”

“I’ve recommended Dr. Schwimmer to quite a few people already. Great physician and even greater personality.”

“Confidence very high. Travel 100 miles to see him.”

“Great bedside manner! Dr. Schwimmer is very knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to and listens to everything you have to say. Answers all your medical questions and never makes you feel rushed. He is always reachable and quick to respond. An excellent doctor that I highly recommend.”

“Never rushed and explained everything.”

“Dr. Schwimmer knows his stuff. Excellent doctor and very nice man!”

“Dr. Schwimmer's attention to detail and the material he gives you to take home and read is excellent.”

“I have enjoyed such wonderful care from you! I never thought nor have i ever had the kind of patient/doctor relationship, access and true caring that i have enjoyed with you since our beginning ten years ago. Your professionalism and your communication (no matter how small the matter) and willingness to respond gives me great comfort.”

“Dr. Schwimmer was amazing. I wish all physicians were more like he is. He treats you with respect, like an equal, and makes you part of your own health care.”

“Dr Schwimmer is, without doubt, the finest primary care physician I have ever had the privilege of knowing.”

“It was one of the best doctor’s visits I ever experienced.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is the best doctor I have ever used. He listens well and came through with an excellent treatment — highly recommend!”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an exceptionally devoted and kind doctor. “

“Very good, I would recommend Dr. Schwimmer to anyone.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent physician.”

“I have recommended Dr. Schwimmer to a few of my friends!”

“Dr. Schwimmer is one of the best medical practitioners that I have ever dealt with. Highly recommended.”

“It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Schwimmer.”

“So happy I could see this doc. Researched online for the best kidney doc & he is the best. He listened to all my questions & concerns. Took time to explain everything & did not rush the appt. Did not talk to me like a robot, like some docs that see patients over & over again.”

“Excellent care.”

“Great doctor.”

“I like the way the Doctor was treating me, very respectful, professional and knowledgeable.”

“The doctor was caring and attentive to my concerns about my health issues.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is pleasant and takes time to explain everything. He always asks if I have any questions or if I need anything such as a prescription. He takes the time to make sure I am comfortable and relaxed during the exam. He knows who I am and my background and medical condition without consulting notes.”

“A very thorough exam and discussion. Dr. Schwimmer was fantastic. I have not had such a thorough exam and talk in years.”

“Dr. Schwimmer possesses the perfect combination of expertise, prudence, concern, and responsiveness. I was terrified after discovering kidney issues based on blood work, and Dr. S. proceeded to decipher and interpret the problem with care, critical thinking, and a deep knowledge base. He then explained the situation, making sure I comprehended fully, and was reassuring, hopeful, and available for more questions. Rarely have I felt so well treated, from both a medical and a psychological point of view. I wish there were more helping professionals who practiced at this level of care.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is the best!”

“I have recommended Dr. Schwimmer to friends and I will continue to do so.”

“Dr. Schwimmer always listens and is attentive to any questions or concerns that I have.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is excellent — caring, professional, knowledgeable, informative, reassuring. I felt much better leaving our meeting than before our meeting.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is an excellent physician who is very caring. He takes time to explain issues and options to address my health issues.”

“Dr Schwimmer listens and goes over everything, he does not rush the appointment, he makes sure you understand everything and he covers all your concerns.”

“Has always been a pleasure and I would recommend 100 percent.”

“My sister also sees Doctor Schwimmer and she is as pleased and thrilled to be under Dr. Schwimmer’s care as my husband and I are.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is thorough, kind, attentive, and never rushes me.”

“Fantastic doctor.”

“I like him because he talks to me, not at me.”

“Dr. Schwimmer is fully explicit in his decisions for my treatment plan. Great bedside manner and thorough in following up.”

“Best doctor I ever had.”

“It was a great experience.”

“Outstanding interpersonal abilities.”

“Very caring. Excellent questions. Excellent explanations.”

FAQs

Do nephrologists treat hypertension? ›

Nephrologists are hypertension experts, trained in the evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure.

How do I find a good nephrologist? ›

Choosing a Nephrologist
  1. Look for a doctor who treats your specific type of kidney disease (i.e. glomerular disease).
  2. Find out whether the doctor participates in your health insurance plan. ...
  3. Talk to others who may have been treated for kidney disease or check with your primary care physician for a referral.

What diseases does a nephrologist treat? ›

The Nephrology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders such as:
  • Amyloidosis. ...
  • Diabetic kidney disorder. ...
  • Electrolyte disorders. ...
  • Glomerulonephritis. ...
  • Hypertension (chronic hypertension) ...
  • Kidney disease.

What's the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist? ›

To summarize, nephrologists specifically treat diseases that affect the kidneys and their ability to function, such as diabetes or kidney failure. Urologists treat conditions of the urinary tract, including those that can be affected by the kidneys such as kidney stones and obstruction.

CAN problems with kidneys cause high blood pressure? ›

High blood pressure is one of the major causes of chronic kidney disease. And kidney disease can also cause high blood pressure. No matter which came first, having high blood pressure damages the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys. If you have high blood pressure, it is important to lower it.

What is Nephrology hypertension? ›

Renal hypertension (or renovascular hypertension) is high blood pressure caused by the narrowing of your arteries that carry blood to your kidneys. It is also sometimes called renal artery stenosis.

How do kidneys respond to hypertension? ›

How does high blood pressure affect the kidneys. High blood pressure can constrict and narrow the blood vessels, which eventually damages and weakens them throughout the body, including in the kidneys. The narrowing reduces blood flow. If your kidneys' blood vessels are damaged, they may no longer work properly.

Which hospital is best for nephrology? ›

Gleneagles Global Hospitals India is the best nephrology hospital in India offering the best nephrology treatment and care for all types of kidney diseases.

What state has the best kidney doctors? ›

In fact, our research shows that North Dakota is the best state for nephrologists in America. The best city in America for nephrologists with the highest pay is Spokane, WA.
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1. North Dakota.
Total Nephrologist Jobs:15
Highest 10 Percent Earn:$292,000
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What is the best treatment of kidney? ›

Kidney transplant

This is often the most effective treatment for advanced kidney disease, but it involves major surgery and taking medicines (immunosuppressants) for the rest of your life to stop your body attacking the donor organ.

What is a kidney specialist called? ›

A nephrologist, also known as a kidney doctor, is a kidney disease specialist and is the most qualified doctor to help you manage your kidney health.

Can urologist treat CKD? ›

The Answer: It depends on what condition is present. Urologists treat conditions of the urinary tract, which includes the urethra, bladder and kidneys. However, urologists only treat particular conditions of the kidneys. They can perform surgery, remove cancerous cells, and eliminate kidney stones.

What are the signs that your kidneys are not working properly? ›

Symptoms
  • Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal.
  • Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fatigue.
  • Confusion.
  • Nausea.
  • Weakness.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
30 Jul 2022

What are 3 diseases that affect the kidney? ›

  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS)
  • Alport syndrome.
  • Amyloidosis.
  • Cystinosis.
  • Fabry disease.
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Glomerulonephritis (glomerular disease)
  • Goodpasture syndrome.

What are the first signs of kidney problems? ›

Symptoms
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Urinating more or less.
  • Decreased mental sharpness.
  • Muscle cramps.
3 Sept 2021

At what stage of kidney disease should you see a nephrologist? ›

As stage 3 progresses, a patient should see a nephrologist (a doctor who specializes in treating kidney disease). Nephrologists examine patients and perform lab tests so they can gather information about their condition to offer the best advice for treatment.

At what GFR should I see a nephrologist? ›

Indications for referral vary across guidelines but there is one commonality: Patients with a severely decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of < 30 mL/min per 1.73 m2 require prompt referral to a nephrologist for comanaged care.

When should a patient see a nephrologist? ›

One sign that you may need to see a nephrologist is when you experience changes in your urination habits. This is a symptom that there may be something wrong with your kidneys such as kidney disease or kidney failure, and to seek medical attention.

Can kidney damage from high blood pressure be reversed? ›

Kidney damage, once it occurs, can't be reversed. Potential complications can affect almost any part of your body and can include: Fluid retention, which could lead to swelling in your arms and legs, high blood pressure, or fluid in your lungs (pulmonary edema)

How long does it take for high blood pressure to damage kidneys? ›

Severe high blood pressure can harm kidney function over a relatively short period of time. Even mild forms of high blood pressure can damage kidneys over several years.

What medications can damage your kidneys? ›

What medications to avoid with kidney disease
  • Pain medications also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ...
  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) ...
  • Cholesterol medications (statins) ...
  • Antibiotic medications. ...
  • Diabetes medications. ...
  • Antacids. ...
  • Herbal supplements and vitamins. ...
  • Contrast dye.

How long can you live with untreated hypertension? ›

If left untreated, a blood pressure of 180/120 or higher results in an 80% chance of death within one year, with an average survival rate of ten months. Prolonged, untreated high blood pressure can also lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.

How Does drinking water help reduce hypertension? ›

Drinking plenty of water to keep your cells and organs hydrated may reduce the risk of vasopressin secretion, decreasing the risk of high blood pressure.

How do you reduce renal hypertension? ›

Managing hypertension

Take any medication their doctor prescribes: These might include angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, medications to lower blood pressure that may also help slow kidney disease progression.

How can I increase blood flow to my kidneys? ›

Lifestyle and home remedies
  1. Maintain a healthy weight. When your weight increases, so does your blood pressure. ...
  2. Restrict salt in your diet. Salt and salty foods cause your body to retain fluid. ...
  3. Be physically active. ...
  4. Reduce stress. ...
  5. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all. ...
  6. Don't smoke.
3 May 2022

Can kidneys repair themselves? ›

It was thought that kidney cells didn't reproduce much once the organ was fully formed, but new research shows that the kidneys are regenerating and repairing themselves throughout life. Contrary to long-held beliefs, a new study shows that kidneys have the capacity to regenerate themselves.

Does peeing lower your blood pressure? ›

When you empty your bladder during urination, your blood pressure and heart rate drop. This drop causes your blood vessels to widen, or dilate. Blood moves more slowly in dilated blood vessels, so it can pool in your legs. This can affect how much blood reaches your brain, causing fainting.

Who does the most kidney transplants in the US? ›

New data released in January 2022 by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) ranked NYU Langone the top program in the nation for kidney survival one year after transplant.

Which hospital does the most kidney transplants? ›

In that year, the University of California San Francisco Medical Center performed 353 kidney transplants, the third most among medical centers in the United States.
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Leading kidney transplant centers in the U.S. in 2017, by number of transplants.
CharacteristicNumber of transplants
UCLA Medical Center366
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What is a normal creatine? ›

The typical range for serum creatinine is: For adult men, 0.74 to 1.35 mg/dL (65.4 to 119.3 micromoles/L) For adult women, 0.59 to 1.04 mg/dL (52.2 to 91.9 micromoles/L)

Will Medicare pay for a kidney transplant? ›

Medicare will cover your kidney transplant only if it's done in a hospital that's Medicare-certified to do kidney transplants.

Where do nephrologists get paid the most? ›

Nephrologist Salary

Nephrologists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $147,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $432,000. Location impacts how much a nephrologist can expect to make. Nephrologists make the most in Alaska, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.

Why would you need to see a nephrologist? ›

They work to treat conditions such as chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, and kidney failure. Your primary care doctor will likely refer you to a nephrologist if you have a complex or advanced kidney condition that requires the care of a specialist.

How can I repair my kidneys naturally? ›

Following are some natural remedies that can help you take care of your kidneys.
  1. Stay hydrated. The most common reason for the formation of kidney problems is lack of water. ...
  2. Vitamin C. Vitamins and minerals are powerful antioxidants. ...
  3. Apples. ...
  4. Kidney beans. ...
  5. Lemon juice and honey. ...
  6. Watch blood pressure. ...
  7. Dates.
13 Dec 2021

What fruit is good for the kidneys? ›

Pineapple, cranberries, red grapes, and apples are all kidney-friendly fruits with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Cranberries keep the urinary tract free from infection (UTI)
  • Red grapes reduce inflammation and help protect against diabetes.
  • Apples help to prevent constipation and reduce cholesterol.
5 Nov 2019

Is lemon water good for the kidneys? ›

Lemons contain citrate, which helps prevent calcium from building up and forming stones in your kidneys. Interestingly, the benefit doesn't seem to be present in oranges, making lemon a unique tool in kidney stone prevention.

Does walking reduce creatinine? ›

Walking every day should be a very healthy form of exercise and should not change your serum creatinine in any way.

Can creatinine levels go back to normal? ›

High creatinine levels may indicate one of several underlying health conditions requiring medical treatment. Following treatment of the underlying cause, creatinine levels should return to normal. Creatinine is a waste product of the muscles.

What is the best medicine to lower creatinine? ›

The antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and the H2-blocker cimetidine are 2 commonly used drugs that decrease the secretion of creatinine.

Who is the best doctor of kidney? ›

Best Nephrologists/Kidney Doctors in India
  • Dr. Dinesh Khullar. Chairman - Nephrology & Renal Transplant Medicine, Max Saket Complex. ...
  • Dr. Neeru Praveer Aggarwal. Senior Director - Nephrology. ...
  • Dr. Dilip Bhalla. Senior Director. ...
  • Dr. Alka Bhasin. Senior Director - Nephrology. ...
  • Dr. Satish Chandra Chhabra. ...
  • Dr. Sunil Prakash.

Is drinking a lot of water good for your kidneys? ›

Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them. But if you become dehydrated, then it is more difficult for this delivery system to work.

Can blood test detect kidney problems? ›

Because your kidneys remove waste, toxins, and extra fluid from the blood, a doctor will also use a blood test to check your kidney function. The blood tests will show how well your kidneys are doing their job and how quickly the waste is being removed. Here are a few blood tests that are used: Serum creatinine.

What is the difference between a renal doctor and a nephrologist? ›

Sometimes called renal medicine, nephrology is a specialty within the internal medicine field related to kidney care. It is often connected with hypertension or high blood pressure. Nephrologists are medical professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic kidney problems and diseases.

How does a urologist check your kidneys? ›

Imaging tests such as pyelogram, cystography, CT scan or ultrasound of the kidney, prostate/rectal sonogram and renal angiogram provide visibility into the urinary tract to look for blockages, tumors and other abnormalities. Cystometry and urine flow tests help doctors assess whether urinary function is normal.

Why do you get kidney disease? ›

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Your health care provider will look at your health history and may do tests to find out why you have kidney disease.

Which hospital is best for nephrology? ›

Gleneagles Global Hospitals India is the best nephrology hospital in India offering the best nephrology treatment and care for all types of kidney diseases.

At what stage of kidney disease should you see a nephrologist? ›

As stage 3 progresses, a patient should see a nephrologist (a doctor who specializes in treating kidney disease). Nephrologists examine patients and perform lab tests so they can gather information about their condition to offer the best advice for treatment.

What state has the best kidney doctors? ›

In fact, our research shows that North Dakota is the best state for nephrologists in America. The best city in America for nephrologists with the highest pay is Spokane, WA.
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1. North Dakota.
Total Nephrologist Jobs:15
Highest 10 Percent Earn:$292,000
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6 Apr 2021

Is drinking a lot of water good for your kidneys? ›

Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys, and deliver essential nutrients to them. But if you become dehydrated, then it is more difficult for this delivery system to work.

Which place is best for kidney treatment? ›

TOP HOSPITALS
  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
  • Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) Bangalore.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai.
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

Who does the most kidney transplants in the US? ›

New data released in January 2022 by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) ranked NYU Langone the top program in the nation for kidney survival one year after transplant.

Which hospital does the most kidney transplants? ›

In that year, the University of California San Francisco Medical Center performed 353 kidney transplants, the third most among medical centers in the United States.
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Leading kidney transplant centers in the U.S. in 2017, by number of transplants.
CharacteristicNumber of transplants
UCLA Medical Center366
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How long can a 70 year old live with stage 3 kidney disease? ›

Consider the life expectancy of 70-year old men and women. For a 70-year old man, his life expectancy for the first four stages of kidney disease would be 9 years, 8 years, 6 years, and 4 years respectively. For a 70-year-old woman, life expectancy is 11 years, 8 years, and 4 years.

What are the 3 early warning signs of kidney disease? ›

Here are three signs that could indicate that you are beginning to experience a decline in kidney function.
  • Dizziness and Fatigue. One of the first possible signs of weakening kidneys is the experience of overall weakness in yourself and your overall health. ...
  • Swelling (Edema) ...
  • Changes in urination.

What are the signs that your kidneys are not working properly? ›

Symptoms
  • Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal.
  • Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fatigue.
  • Confusion.
  • Nausea.
  • Weakness.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
30 Jul 2022

Will Medicare pay for a kidney transplant? ›

Medicare will cover your kidney transplant only if it's done in a hospital that's Medicare-certified to do kidney transplants.

Where do nephrologists get paid the most? ›

Nephrologist Salary

Nephrologists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $147,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $432,000. Location impacts how much a nephrologist can expect to make. Nephrologists make the most in Alaska, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.

Why would you need to see a nephrologist? ›

They work to treat conditions such as chronic kidney disease, kidney infections, and kidney failure. Your primary care doctor will likely refer you to a nephrologist if you have a complex or advanced kidney condition that requires the care of a specialist.

Is lemon water good for kidneys? ›

Lemons contain citrate, which helps prevent calcium from building up and forming stones in your kidneys. Interestingly, the benefit doesn't seem to be present in oranges, making lemon a unique tool in kidney stone prevention.

Is coffee good for kidneys? ›

Studies also show that coffee has protective effects on the kidneys, thanks to antioxidants. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).

What is the best juice to drink for your kidneys? ›

To get the best health benefits, be sure to choose 100% organic water-based cranberry juice. So how does cranberry juice help? It can prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of your kidneys, which helps prevent an infection from forming in the first place.

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