Nephrology

Nephrology

 

This department provides care for any diseases related to the kidneys. We have physicians who understand the patients, like the ones who need long term care, who are on dialysis. Our specialists have a broad experience with and a comprehensive knowledge of the use of the treatments and their ill effects.

 

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

CKD has mostly no symptoms and can be diagnosed by a blood test. It can’t be cured completely but treatment can help.

Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy. If kidney disease gets worse; wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage.

 

What are the causes of CKD?

Some of the common causes are

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hereditary Kidney Diseases
  • Inflammation/Infection of Kidneys

What are the symptoms?

Early stages may be without any symptoms. With increase in the accumulated wastes and water, symptoms may develop such as:

  • Swelling of legs or face
  • Increased urination at night
  • Blood in the urine
  • Loss of Appetite/Vomiting
  • Breathlessness and Tiredness
  • Renal Failure Management
  • Haemo Dialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy