Your kidneys filter your blood, drawing out waste products and toxins that would otherwise damage your health. If you have kidney problems, board-certified nephrology expert Indrani Raman, MD, at Excel Health MD, in Murphy and Rockwall, Texas, can diagnose and treat a wide range of kidney problems. She offers a holistic approach to medicine and aims to enhance your overall health as well as your kidney function.
Nephrology is the medical specialty area that focuses on kidney disease management. Dr. Raman completed a nephrology fellowship and spent over 12 years practicing nephrology. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about kidney diseases and their effects on your overall health.
In addition to diagnosing and treating kidney disease, she also offers integrative therapies and advice to improve your kidney function and prevent future kidney problems.
Some common types of kidney disease care provided includes:
With her integrative approach to health care, Dr. Raman also diagnoses and treats conditions that contribute to kidney disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions and an unhealthy lifestyle. Her goal is to optimize your overall health while also managing kidney diseases.
Your kidneys perform a critical role in your overall health, and if they’re not working correctly, you can experience widespread symptoms.
For example, you may find that you aren’t feeling well or suffering from fatigue. You may also feel short of breath or have frequent falls or difficulty to control blood pressure. Additionally, your skin might feel dry and itchy, and you might have swelling in your feet, ankles, or face.
Kidney problems also affect your urine. You might notice that you have blood in your urine, or that it looks foamy or smells abnormal. It’s also common for the frequency of your urination to change and become more frequent.
At Excel Health MD, Dr. Raman provides patient-focused integrative care, which includes extensive consultations, physical exams, and focused testing. This thorough approach allows her to develop a comprehensive understanding of your health, including your kidney function.
Dr. Raman orders blood tests to check your kidney function and electrolytes and urinalysis to test for protein leakage. She might also recommend an ultrasound or CT scan to obtain diagnostic images of your kidneys.
Dr. Raman provides customized treatment plans combining the best of conventional and alternative therapies for kidney problems.
Many kidney diseases don’t have specific cures, and optimizing your overall health is the best way to manage your condition. For example, Dr. Raman might recommend therapies and lifestyle modifications, including:
Additionally, if you have a condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, which can affect your kidney function, Dr. Raman can help you manage those conditions as well as optimize your overall health.
If you’re concerned about kidney disease or need a nephrology expert, call Excel Health MD or make an appointment online today to meet with Dr. Raman.