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Kidney Disease

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have various types of primary and secondary kidney problems. These include protein in the urine, blood in the urine, acute kidney injury. He will do the necessary diagnostic tests to determine your condition. Incorporating his preventive care approach helps effectively manages these problems.

Dr. Awosika has been able to reverse Kidney Disease by means of diet and exercise.

What Do Kidneys Do?
Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They’re located behind your abdominal organs, one on each side of your spine. Their primary role is to help maintain the body in a state of balance by controlling the make-up and volume of blood. They do this by removing excess fluid and electrolytes from your blood. The kidneys also control the production of red blood cells as well as activation of Vitamin D, and regulates your blood pressure. Inside each kidney are more than a million small filtering units called nephrons. As blood circulates through your kidneys, the nephrons filter out waste products as well as unneeded minerals and water. This liquid waste — urine — flows through two narrow tubes (ureters) into your bladder from the kidneys, where it’s stored until it’s eliminated from your body through another tube, the urethra.

Why Do Kidneys Fail?
Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons, causing them to lose their filtering capacity. Damage to the nephrons can happen quickly, often as the result of injury or poisoning. But most kidney diseases destroy the nephrons slowly and silently. Only after years or even decades will the damage become apparent. Most kidney diseases attack both kidneys simultaneously.

Healthy kidneys take wastes out of the blood but leave protein. Impaired kidneys may fail to separate a blood protein called albumin from the wastes. At first, only small amounts of albumin may leak into the urine, a condition known as microalbuminuria, a sign of deteriorating kidney function. As kidney function worsens, the amount of albumin and other proteins in the urine increases, and the condition is called proteinuria.

The two most common causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. People with a family history of any kind of kidney problem are also at risk for kidney disease.

Diabetic Kidney Disease

Diabetes is a disease that keeps the body from using glucose, a form of sugar, as it should. If glucose stays in the blood instead of breaking down, it can act like a poison. Damage to the nephrons from unused glucose in the blood is called diabetic kidney disease. Keeping blood glucose levels down can delay or prevent diabetic kidney disease. Use of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to treat high blood pressure can also slow or delay the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Click here to learn more about Diabetes.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys. The damaged vessels cannot filter wastes from the blood as they are supposed to.

High blood pressure can lead to kidney disease. It can also be a sign that the kidneys are already impaired. The only way to know whether a person’s blood pressure is high is to have a health professional measure it with a blood pressure cuff. The result is expressed as two numbers. The top number, which is called the systolic pressure, represents the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart is beating. The bottom number, which is called the diastolic pressure, shows the pressure when the heart is resting between beats. A person’s blood pressure is considered normal if it stays below 120/80, stated as “120 over 80.” The NHLBI recommends that people with kidney disease use whatever therapy is necessary, including lifestyle changes and medicines, to keep their blood pressure below 130/80. Click here to learn more about high blood pressure.

Dr. Awosika treats various kidney disorders like acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease…

Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys.

Hypertension:
Consult with Dr. Awosika to bring down your blood pressure.

Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys

We also perform vascular ultrasounds which includes evaluations of dialysis access, vein mapping, circulations studies and evaluations for blood clots.

Kidney Dialysis

Dr. Awosika sees patients that have various types of primary and secondary kidney problems. These include protein in the urine, blood in the urine, acute kidney injury. He will run diagnostic tests to determine your condition. Incorporating his preventive care approach helps effectively manages these problems.

Dialysis Treatment for Kidney Failure
Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys.

Dialysis is a procedure that is a substitute for many of the normal duties of the kidneys by performing the functions of failed kidneys. It is a process that cleanses the blood by passing it through a special machine. Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives, even though their kidneys no longer work adequately. In the United States, there are over 200,000 people who use dialysis techniques on an.

There are two types of dialysis:

Peritoneal dialysis:
In peritoneal dialysis the patient’s own body tissues inside of the belly (abdominal cavity) acts as a filter. The intestines lie in the abdominal cavity, the space between the abdominal wall and the spine. A plastic tube called a “dialysis catheter” is placed through the abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity. A special fluid is then flushed into the abdominal cavity and bathes the intestines. The intestinal walls act as a filter between this fluid and the blood stream. By using different types of solutions, waste products and excess water can be removed from the body.

Hemodialysis:
In hemodialysis, your blood is allowed to flow, a few ounces at a time, through a special filter in a dialysis
machine that removes wastes and extra fluids. The clean blood is then returned to your body. Removing the harmful wastes and extra salt and fluids helps control your blood pressure and keep the proper balance of chemicals like potassium and sodium in your body.

Dr. Awosika treats various kidney disorders like acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys.

Ultrasound can detect cysts, tumors, abscesses, obstructions, fluid collection, and infection within or around the kidneys. A kidney ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that produces images and it may be used to assess the size, location and shape of the kidneys and related structures such as the uterus and bladder.

It may be performed to assist in placement of a kidney biopsy. It can also be used after a kidney transplant to evaluate the transplanted kidney.

We also perform vascular ultrasounds which includes evaluations of dialysis access, vein mapping, circulations studies and evaluations for blood clots.

What Our Patients Say…

I just finished my 4th appointment with Dr. Awosika today and another prescription drug has been reduced to halfthe daily amount! Also, within 3 months of following his diet and exercise directions my GFR went from 44 up to 60! I know of others who’ve had such success. He and his staff are very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dr. Awosika.

Douglas P.

My back story is that I had a non-functional kidney for many years, which symptoms has been misdiagnosed as GI problems until I ended up in the ER with severe pain, and required emergent removal of that kidney. My experience with my previous Nephrologist was not the greatest, mostly because any time I would discuss my concerns about my kidney health, he simply said that I’m young and have nothing to worry about. A friend referred me to Dr. Awosika, and I have never been happier about her suggestion to see him. He always listens to my concerns, sends me for testing related to those concerns, and looks at my test results before saying everything is ok. He considers lifestyle changes before suggesting medication, if appropriate. I truly appreciate his dedication to patient care and would recommend him to any of my friends and family.

Kenia R. Orlando, FL

I met Dr. Awosika about 4 years ago when I was a patient at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida. At the request of my doctor, I followed up with a visit to his office. He provided me with detailed information regarding the issues with my kidneys and set a goal for me to achieve. Over the years my kidney functions have greatly improved due to the diet, medication and instructions he provided. I have encountered nothing but professionalism from Dr. Awosika over the years I have visited him and his staff has exercised nothing but the same.

Mervyn G. Apopka, FL

I have every confidence that I am receiving the best care available from Dr. Awosika. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients, and he is very easy to talk to and answers all of my questions. Because his office staff is very nice and always helpful, it’s a pleasure to work with them. I am very grateful to be in Dr. Awosika’s care.

Donna T. Orlando, FL

When my doctor told me I was being referred to a kidney specialist I was very nervous and apprehensive for my first appointment. From the moment I entered Dr. Awosika’s office I was greeted with the most cheerful and fun people that made me feel like I had been there many times before. I cannot tell you how much this helped me get passed that initial fear. Thank you all….you are the very best!

Barbara P. Ocoee, FL
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