• What To Know About Autoimmune Disease
    Autoimmune disease is when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, causing numerous symptoms and health issues. Over 80 types exist, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. These conditions Read more
  • What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    Your kidney doctor, also known as a nephrologist, is an expert at the diagnosis and treatment of common kidney conditions, one of which is polycystic kidney disease, also known as Read more
  • Treating Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Your kidney doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help you manage chronic kidney disease Polycystic kidney disease or PKD is one of the most common kidney disorders. It’s a genetic disorder Read more
  • Heart Disease and Kidneys: FAQs
    The heart is a muscle that circulates oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs approximately the size of your fist. The heart's role requires no explanation, Read more
  • Causes of Kidney Stones
    One thing everyone agrees on is that kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions that you can suffer from. About 10% of people will suffer from kidney stones Read more
  • 5 Common Autoimmune Diseases
    How your doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help when you have an autoimmune disease When you suffer from an autoimmune disease, it can affect your entire body, causing a wide Read more
  • What Are Electrolyte Disorders?
    Treat your electrolyte disorders with the help of the physicians at Iowa Kidney Physicians in Des Moines, IA. What Causes Electrolyte Disorders? Electrolytes are always floating around inside the human body. We Read more
  • What Is End-stage Renal Disease?
    How your kidney doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help when you have end-stage renal disease If you have kidney disease, your kidney doctor has been helping you manage your disease. Read more
  • Autoimmune Disease FAQs
    How your kidney physicians in Des Moines, IA, can help you manage your autoimmune disease Autoimmune diseases can dramatically affect your entire body and your quality of life. If you are Read more
  • Signs of Kidney Damage
    Kidney damage can lead to a host of symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. These symptoms can also be caused by other conditions so it is Read more
  • What Causes Hypertension?
    How your kidney doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help you control high blood pressure High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because there are very Read more
  • What is Lupus Nephritis?
    How your kidney doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help if with lupus nephritis Lupus is an autoimmune disease, and lupus nephritis is a type of kidney disease associated with lupus. Read more
  • How Does Diabetes Affect the Kidneys?
    You may not realize what an affect diabetes can actually have on your kidneys, but diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. When left unmanaged, diabetes can severely affect Read more
  • Should I Get Checked for Hereditary Conditions?
    A hereditary condition means that the condition has been inherited by another family member. Although certain conditions run in your family, you may be able to avoid them completely or Read more
  • What To Know About Acute Kidney Injury
    Iowa Kidney Physicians, P.C. are here for you in Des Moines, IA, when your kidneys aren't functioning properly due to disease or injury. Our dedicated team of skilled providers works Read more
  • What is Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    How your kidney doctors in Des Moines, IA, can help if you have chronic kidney disease Polycystic kidney disease, also known as PKD, is a common inherited disorder causing multiple fluid-filled Read more