You should have regular checkups if you have:
High blood pressure
Other diseases that put you at risk of end-stage renal disease
These checkups should include urine and blood tests to measure your kidney function.
When blood tests indicate kidney disease, your doctor should refer you to a kidney specialist. This specialist is called a nephrologist.
Call your doctor if you notice any decrease in urination or other symptoms of end-stage renal disease. Be particularly vigilant if you have kidney disease or its risk factors.