Since 2004, Peninsula Kidney Associates has been actively involved in clinical research for chronic kidney disease patients and end stage renal disease patients. Our Research Program has an excellent reputation and has become a preferred research site with pharmaceutical sponsors, clinical research.
Also called “High Blood Pressure” hypertension occurs when the pressure inside the blood vessels is too high. Blood pressure is measured as two numbers, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Optimal healthy blood pressure is a systolic pressure of less than 120 and a diastolic pressure of less than 80.
A patient with advanced chronic kidney disease may choose kidney transplant as an option in lieu of dialysis. Transplantation is when a new kidney is received to provide adequate kidney function. Once you have decided to seek transplant evaluation, your PKA physicians will refer you to a UNOS-certified transplant center.
Red blood cells carry the oxygen from your lungs throughout your body, giving you the needed energy for day-to-day activities. Anemia is defined as an insufficient supply of red blood cells. It is diagnosed by your physician through the evaluation of symptoms, medical history and blood tests.
Chronic Kidney Disease
The human kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located in the back of our abdominal cavity. They have multiple important roles to our well beings such as removing the metabolic waste products and removing extra fluid in our body, to produce urine. They serve homeostatic functions by maintaining.