A nephrologist is a medical Doctor or an MD specializing in all aspects of kidney-related disorders, for example, renal problems, bad kidney failure and providing kidney treatment, kidney stone problem and other kidney function-related diseases, and more.
If you are concerned about having Kidney problems, consult a nephrologist who can identify the cause behind the following symptoms::
Brown or bloody urine
Severe pain or cramps
A nephrologist is a doctor that specialized in diagnosing and treating a patient with kidney issues and disorders such as:
Diabetic kidney disorder- When a patient has chronic diabetes, the patient might develop kidney disorder. Diabetes is one of the major causes of Kidney failure, and almost 40% of the total diabetic population end up with kidney disorders.
Electrolyte disorders- Our Nephrologist treat patient with Electrolyte disorder, It is a hazardous disorder where electrolytes distribution in your body is imbalanced, potentially leading to damage to muscles, organs, and brain.
Amyloidosis- When protein is accumulated abnormally in different organs and can accumulate in many organs at the same time.
Kidney Failure- It is also known as renal failure, in which both of the kidneys have stopped working properly and cannot filter the blood properly.
Lupus nephritis- An inflammation caused in the kidney, it is a disease of the immune system.
Polycystic kidney disorder- Genetic disorder where the cyst is formed in kidneys that can lead to kidney failure.
Hypertension- is known as blood pressure; it occurs when the force of blood traveling through our artery is too high.
End-stage renal disease (chronic kidney failure)- Our Kidney Specialist treat early-stage renal disease.
Kidney stones (medical treatment and prevention)- Our Kidney doctor treat the patient with Kidney Stones, Treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), Post-kidney transplant care.
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Kidney problems in early stages have general symptoms like fatigue, sleep issues, back or abdominal pain and changes in urination frequency. You may not be able to note all these changes. So, it's better to do a regular kidney checkup if you have risk factors like heart disease, blood pressure or diabetes.
There can be various causes for kidney issues but most are due to diabetes, High Blood Pressure, heart disease or obesity.
The most common treatments for kidney diseases are lifestyle changes like drinking more water, eating clean and picking healthy habits. Only if you are having a severe condition, you would need dialysis (filtering blood through artificial systems).
Yes! You need to make certain dietary changes like having low amounts of fluids, animal proteins, salt, potassium, phosphorus and oxalates.
There can be various causes like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or kidney infections. You should check with your neurologist regarding possible risk factors.
Stages of kidney diseases are determined based on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). When you get your blood test done, your physician would tell you the stage of your kidney disease based on GFR.
Chronic kidney failures can only be controlled and not fully cured. However, acute kidney failures can be reversed.
Having a healthy diet, regular exercise and limited alcohol along with better management of diabetes, blood pressure and heart diseases can prevent kidney failures.
You can have most common symptoms like fatigue, general weakness, confusion, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat and reduced urine output.
Yes! Diet is the primary medicine for your kidney conditions. You should have lots of citrus fruits and calcium-rich foods. These will help you in keeping kidney stones in check. Along with this, staying hydrated by drinking enough water will help too.
If you have minor kidney problems, you can visit your medical professionals as per their directions but if you are undergoing procedures like dialysis, you need to visit at least 3 times a week.
If you have got kidney stones once, there is a high probability of getting them the second time. In some rare cases, you can keep getting stones for a whole lifetime.
Avoiding salts, fizzy drinks and fluids can prevent the recurrence of kidney stones. If you are having oxalate-rich foods mix them along with calcium-rich foods like milk, cheese and curd as they would bind together in the stomach and decrease the probability of the occurrence of kidney stones.
Oxalate-rich foods like beets, spinach, tea, nuts and chocolates can cause kidney stones.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is a treatment that passes shock waves to break kidney stones into grains of sand. These small stones would pass through the urine later. This way kidney stones can be removed without surgery.
Kidney damages due to diabetes are difficult to reverse.
Some of the common symptoms of diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney failure) are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and increased urination frequency.
Kidney damage can begin after 10-15 years of diabetes.