Nephrology and Hypertension
Nephrology is a branch of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It deals with the study of normal kidney function and kidney problems, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney problems, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Systemic conditions such as autoimmune disease and diabetes affect the kidneys and systemic problem such has hypertension occurs as a result of kidney problems are studied in nephrology.
The one who concentrates in the care and dealing of kidney disease is a nephrologist. To become an expert with advanced skills a nephrologist requires additional training. They will treat in general/internal medicine, immunosuppression management, clinical pharmacology, perioperative medicine, intensive care medicine, transplant medicine, pediatric nephrology.