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Kidney Disease – Symptoms and Prevention Tips

By Dr. S K Tyagi, General Physician, The kidney is the organ that helps to filter out the waste from the blood. It also helps in maintaining blood pressure. Kidney disease is the condition when the kidney fails to filter out the waste mixed with blood. These causes buildup of waste in the…

Kidney Transplant – Know Its Procedure and Life Expectancy!

21 By Dr. Sunil Prakash, Nephrology, 21A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure in which a kidney from a live or a deceased person is placed into a person whose kidneys are not functioning properly. A kidney transplant is usually the treatment adopted for end-stage kidney disease. For a person afflicted with…

Chronic Kidney Disease In India – An Emerging Health Crisis!

By Dr. Tanmay Pandya, Nephrology, The exponential growth of diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes in the recent past has been attributed to the increasingly popular sedentary lifestyle. But not many people are aware of the fact that chronic kidney disease has now become a public health menace in India. According…

Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

By Dr. Suraj Kumar, Nephrology, Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are situated behind the abdomen. The primary function of the kidney is to filter blood from the body. It removes various wastes and maintains the electrolyte balance of the body. So now that you know what role this organ…

Alport Syndrome – Symptoms And Treatment

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Chhabra, Nephrology Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease which affects your kidneys, eyes and the ears. However, the condition is primarily a progressive kidney disorder characterized by inflammation of the glomerulus; the blood vessels of the nephron (the structural and functional unit of the kidneys). Hence, the…

Causes and Symptoms Of Chronic Kidney Disease

By Dr. Yogesh Kumar Chhabra, Nephrology Chronic kidney disease, which is also known as chronic kidney failure, may be defined as the slowdown of kidney functions and its eventual failure. Generally, one experiences very few symptoms during the early stages of chronic kidney failure. But as the condition worsens, the symptoms…

Kidneys – 5 Ways to Keep Them Healthy!

By Dr. Yogesh Kumar Chhabra, Nephrology Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are situated behind the abdomen. The primary function of the kidney is to filter blood from the body. It removes various wastes and maintains the electrolyte balance of the body. So now that you know what role…

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet For Kidney Stones

By Dr. Kinker. Mrinal, General Surgery A kidney stone occurs when mineral deposits which are small but are very hard, accumulate in your kidneys. There are many causes of kidney stones and they may form in any part of the urinary system ranging from your bladder all the way to your…

Know Everything About Kidney Transplant

By Dr. Yogesh Kumar Chhabra, Nephrology Kidney transplant surgery is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy donated one. The function of the kidneys is to remove wastes from the body and maintain electrolyte balance. When the kidney loses its ability to filter out the wastes, it…

Glomerular Disease In Adults – Know Its Causes And Symptoms!!

By Dr. Ashok Sarin , Nephrology What are Glomerular diseases? Glomeruli are the tiny units in your kidney that help in the filtration of blood in the body. The diseases that damage the glomeruli and as a result, affect the function of kidneys is called a glomerular disease. It can be broadly…