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Learn more about kidney disease and hypertension, their effects on the body and how you can take care of yourself.

RenalCare has Achieved a HIMSS Level 6 Certification!

HIMSS Analytics announced that RenalCare Associates (IKDHC) has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Tracking their progress in complet...
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RenalCare Associates receives American Heart Association’s Hypertension Practice Center Certification

The OSF Hypertension Center through RenalCare Associates has been awarded the American Heart Association's Hypertension Practice Center Certification to recognize the practice's commitment to following research-based-treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. Certified practices ...
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Liver & Organ Damage

Since hypertension can develop slowly without symptoms, it can cause serious organ damage. In fact, even slight increases in blood pressure have been known to cause kidney and heart damage. Severe high blood pressure may result in headaches, visual disturbances, nausea and vomiting (hypertensive crisis). This happens when blood pressure rises too rapidly. If untreated, hypertension can damage major organs like the brain, heart, eyes, kidneys or liver.
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Surgery

Although surgery is seldom a person's first choice for treatment, it may be the best choice to enable the highest quality of life. Whether you suffer from chronic kidney disease, hypertension or any of their related problems, our staff can explore all your options to determine the best choice for your health, lifestyle and preferences.
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Chronic Kidney Disease

Nephrology refers to the field related to medical conditions of the kidney like chronic kidney disease. Our nephrologists treat people with a variety of kidney diseases, including those who have lost function or who must rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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