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Dr. Awosika, Top Nephrologist in the Orlando area including Apopka, Kissimmee, Longwood, Maitland, Mt. Dora, and Winter Garden. He specializes in the Diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Kidney Disease.
General Nephrology Clinic
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 as shown by an elevation of the serum creatinine level and electrolyte disturbances. Incorporating his preventive care approach, he effectively manages these problems.
Nephrology refers to the study of kidney disease. Dr. Awosika has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease by regulating blood pressure, electrolyte imbalances, volume overload, and administering dialysis when necessary. Dr. Awosika treats may different kidney disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease.
Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic
Dr. Awosika sees patients that have either acute or chronic kidney failure. If it is acute kidney failure he will find the cause and treat it. After this process, they go into the General Nephrology Clinic for further management. If it is chronic kidney failure, he will find the cause of it, stage it, and manage it.
If you are told you suffer from loss of kidney function, as there are usually no symptoms, you probably have chronic kidney disease. This usually happens over time, anywhere from months to a couple of years, and has been divided into five different stages. During this time you will start to accumulate water, waste, and other toxic substances; your kidneys usually excrete these items. Importantly other health problems will occur such as anemia, high blood pressure, acidosis (excessive acidity of body fluids), cholesterol, fatty acids, and bone disease disorders. If you do have acute kidney failure then it can be reversed, with complete recovery of kidney function.
Dr. Awosika sees patients that have anemia as a result of their CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and administers IV (intravenous) iron and/or Procit, which is one of the ESA’s (Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents). This will improve the well-being of patients with CKD and helps prevent the most important cause of death in cardiovascular disease.
Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. These blood cells transport oxygen to your organs pumped by the heart. A symptom of anemia can be fatigue (tiredness) or feeling cold when everyone else isn’t. Did you know that about 3.5 million Americans have this condition and it is the most common blood condition in the U.S.? Even though this disease can be hereditary, women and people with chronic diseases are at a higher risk. Some types of anemia can be treated and some are lifelong, creating lifelong health problems. In addition, there are over 400 different types of anemia but generally, it is divided into 3 different groups; anemia caused by blood loss, anemia caused by decreased or faulty red blood cell production, and anemia caused by the destruction of red blood cells.
Cardio Renal Clinic
Dr. Awosika sees patients that have become refractory to the oral treatment of their volume overload and treats them under close monitoring effectively and aggressively with IV Lasix in a bid to keep them out of the hospital and to get them back on track with their oral treatment of their volume overload. This essentially is done by decreasing the bowel wall swelling. He monitors very closely the effect on electrolytes.
Cardio Renal is heart failure combined with kidney failure. Even though it sounds uncommon, it is common; about 6 million Americans have combined CKD (chronic kidney disease) and CVD (cardiovascular disease). Treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and statins can reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with renal insufficiency but more importantly, a healthier lifestyle clearly improves this condition especially salt intake restriction.
Dr. Awosika sees patients with uncontrolled hypertension. That is hypertension that persists despite being on 3 or more blood pressure medications. Usually, patients end up having a secondary type of hypertension which he effectively manages. Again, incorporating his preventive style of management with lifestyle changes. He does this along with your primary care provider. Ever wonder what the symptoms are for high blood pressure? The dangerous answer is that there are none/ you might not know you have high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you have any of the following problems; being overweight, high consumption of alcohol, smoking, family history of high blood pressure, you may be at risk.
Do you know what your number means? When you get your blood pressure read there should be two sets of numbers. The first set of numbers is the systolic pressure, with means the force of blood pressure against the artery walls as your heartbeats. The second set of numbers is the diastolic pressure, which means the pressure between heartbeats. Normal numbers would be 119/79 mmHg. Pre-hypertension is 120-139/80-89 mmHg. However, Stage 1 Hypertension is 140-159/90-99 mmHg. Stage 2 Hypertension is anything above 160/100 mmHg. Other problems can occur from having high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries caused by the buildup of plaque on the inside walls) heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, or eye disease.
Getting your blood pressure checked on a regular basis can save your life and it can cost nothing to do it.
Kidney Transplant Follow-Up Clinic
Dr. Awosika sees patients after they have had their kidney transplant for 6 months. He works in collaboration with the Kidney Transplant Center, located in Florida Hospital South, Orlando, to effectively manage these patients, keeping their transplant kidney viable for many years to come.
Kidney Stone Clinic
Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small “pebbles.” They can be as small as grains of sand or as large as golf balls. They may stay in your kidneys or travel down the ureters, the tubes that conduct the urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
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