Joseph Nally, MD
- Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
- Center for Chronic Kidney Disease
A number of diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure, can prevent your kidneys from functioning at their best. When kidney function steadily worsens—chronic kidney disease, or CKD—waste builds up in the blood. You can become anemic and develop weak and brittle bones. CKD also increases the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation. CKD is managed as long as possible with medications and a special diet. As the disease progresses, however, you may require a kidney transplant or dialysis. Early detection and appropriate treatment are important in slowing the disease process, with the goal of preventing or delaying kidney failure.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with CKD, then we encourage to attend this chat with a CKD specialist to ask any questions pertaining to diagnosis, lifestyle changes and treatment options.
Dr. Joseph Nally joined the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension in 1987. His speciality interests include: chronic kidney disease, hypertension, renal disease and transplantation, and renovascular transplantation.
To make an appointment with Dr. Nally, or any of the other nephrologists in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.6771 or call toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 46771. You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/Glickman.
This Health Chat will open on
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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