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Lung and Kidney

Lung and Kidney Disease

Whether you're at risk of developing lung and kidney disease, or you have a family member with a family history of either disorder, dealing with these problems can be a struggle. Dr. Elaheh Farhadian is an expert at handling these disorders. She'll determine which tests you will need for an accurate diagnosis and help you find the treatment that will best suit your needs. Dr Farhadian will assist you in every aspect of your lung or kidney problems.

Lung and kidney Disease Q & A

by: Elaheh Farhadian M.D.

What is lung disease?

When you breathe, air goes down your windpipe into your lungs, where the windpipe branches into two bronchi, and then smaller bronchial tubes. These airways end in tiny air sacs that allow oxygen into the bloodstream for distribution to the rest of your body.

If you're having difficulty breathing, it isn't anything to be taken lightly. There are a number of lung diseases that can impact the small airways in your lungs and affect your ability to breathe, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Tuberculosis

Lung disease can affect your quality of life, and may require prompt attention. If you have shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty taking a deep breath, or any other breathing issues, make an appointment with Dr. Farhadian for diagnosis and treatment, so you can breathe easier again.

Kidney Disease

Your kidneys work endlessly to filter waste out your blood. But in some cases, lack of blood flow or urine backed up into the kidneys might cause them to stop working or slow down temporarily. this is knows as acute kidney failure, which can be caused by:

  • Traumatic injury to the kidneys
  • Shock caused by a severe infection
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Severe dehydration
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Certain medications
  • Autoimmune disease

In these instances, Dr. Farhadian can provide treatment. Most men and women can fully recover from acute kidney failure. Chronic kidney failure, or when your kidneys stop working properly for more than three months, is usually something you have to manage for the rest of your life. Diabetes, kidney cancer, genetic defects, and polycystic kidney disease are just some of the issues that can damage your kidneys and lead to chronic issues.

How are lung and kidney disease diagnosed?

If you're a new patient, Dr. Farhadian will need your medical history, so if you have any previous diagnosis records, bring that information to your appointment. She'll want to know about your family history of lung or kidney problems. Once she gathers information about you, she'll go through a full examination to evaluate your symptoms. After that, you may need some blood drawn to check for inflammation or biomarkers that could be warning signs of lung or kidney disorders. For kidney problems, you'll probably need to povide a urine sample, too.

Once Dr. farhadian gets your lab results back, she might need some imaging to get a picture of exactly what's going on. This can inlude ultrasounds, CT scans, X-rays, MRIs or specialized tests for your lungs or kidneys. Between your exam, lab work, and imaging, Dr. Farhadian can help determine a diagnosis and get on a treatment plan.

 

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