Chronic Kidney Disease (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
To check your heart rate, see the instructions for taking a pulse.
Call your doctor immediately if you:
Call your doctor if you:
If you have uncontrolled weight loss, discuss this with your doctor during your next visit.
A wait-and-see approach is not a good idea if you could have chronic kidney disease. See your doctor. If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, follow your treatment plan. And call your doctor if you notice any new symptoms.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat chronic kidney disease include:
If you are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, you will likely be referred to a nephrologist for treatment.
You may also be referred to a:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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