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Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, M.D.

Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi M.D. is a top Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) in Brunswick, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Through his designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with his patients. In Brunswick, GA, Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi M.D. is a true asset to the field of Nephrology and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
30 years Experience
Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, M.D.
  • Brunswick, GA
  • AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY
  • Accepting new patients

Why was I referred to a nephrologist?

Kidney stones are mostly preventable, I will work with you to find out what are the risk factors you might have that makes you prone to form kidney stones and then we should work READ MORE
Kidney stones are mostly preventable, I will work with you to find out what are the risk factors you might have that makes you prone to form kidney stones and then we should work together on eliminating these factors and prevent kidney stones from recurring again.

I have high blood pressure. How can I protect my kidneys?

High blood pressure is the second most common cause of kidney disease in the US. With controlling high blood pressure and maintaining your blood pressure within the target recommended READ MORE
High blood pressure is the second most common cause of kidney disease in the US. With controlling high blood pressure and maintaining your blood pressure within the target recommended by the experts in the field, you can eliminate a major risk for developing kidney disease.

Natural treatment for kidney stone?

This is an excellent question. A lot of kidney stones could be caused by decreased fluid intake which can make the urine very concentrated and increases the risk for kidney stones. READ MORE
This is an excellent question. A lot of kidney stones could be caused by decreased fluid intake which can make the urine very concentrated and increases the risk for kidney stones. By increasing fluid intake to set a goal of urine flow of more than 3 liters a day, you can decrease the risk of forming some kidney stones. Also, increasing intake of citrus fruits can decrease risk of kidney stones.

Prognosis?

Ciprofloxacin can be harmful to the kidneys as it can cause crystals in the kidneys and may worsen renal function. It should be used with extreme caution in the elderly with kidney READ MORE
Ciprofloxacin can be harmful to the kidneys as it can cause crystals in the kidneys and may worsen renal function. It should be used with extreme caution in the elderly with kidney disease and the dose should be adjusted to the level of kidney function or an alternative medicine can be used instead. The prognosis with 14% kidney function depends on a lot of factors including comorbidities and if there is symptoms from renal failure.

Is there any way to pass a kidney stone more quickly?

There is a good chance that a kidney stone may pass faster and less painfully, if the kidney stone is less than 5 mm and the patient increases his fluid intake and takes a medicine READ MORE
There is a good chance that a kidney stone may pass faster and less painfully, if the kidney stone is less than 5 mm and the patient increases his fluid intake and takes a medicine called Flomax which relaxes the smooth muscle and improves urine flow.

Protein in urine question

Protein in the urine is one of the earliest manifestations of kidney disease and has to be evaluated with caution. A detailed history and physical examination has to be taken READ MORE
Protein in the urine is one of the earliest manifestations of kidney disease and has to be evaluated with caution. A detailed history and physical examination has to be taken and the amount of protein in the urine has to be quantified. Further testing will depend on the findings from the initial evaluation.