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Dr. Ravi

Nephrologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Ravi is one of the best Nephrologists in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Ravi personally at St Johns Hospital in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi on Lybrate.com.

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I have cyst in my left kidney, what are the precautions I have to take for cyst in kidney, please advice what are the food do not take for kidney cyst, please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have cyst in my left kidney, what are the precautions I have to take for cyst in kidney, please advice what are the...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me know is there issues on that very recently I have been operated for kidney stone removal.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me k...
You are having hypothyroidism and it is recommended that you consider taking thyroid medicine to correct that. Thyroid hormones are essential for the body metabolism and brain function. If deficiency is prolonged it can have wide range of problems from dry scaly skin to memory loss of brain. Consult with your doctor for treatment or contact me on lybrate. The kidney stones are not related to it. Try to drink plenty of water.
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My brother suffers from both kidney damage what is the success rate & cost of kidney transplant.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Costs in a private set up can be between 4-6 lakhs and success rate in good experienced hand and without the risk of recurrence of basic disease is almost 95%
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What is best way to stop the urinary leak? I am an 18 year old muslim guy and I have the problem of urine leak. And I cannot perform the prayers orderly with this problem. Please help me out with preventive measures.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What is best way to stop the urinary leak? I am an 18 year old muslim guy and I have the problem of urine leak. And I...
Homoeopathic medicines EQUISTEUM Q ( SBL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days and consult me thereafter.
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What are the after effects of kidneystone and how we can escape from this, what are the possible solution fr your side.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What are the after effects of kidneystone and how we can escape from this, what are the possible solution fr your side.
Take 1 cup of horse gram + Add ½ L water + Heat the mixture till water level reduces to 1/5th + Strain and collect the soup + add 2 tsp of crushed pomegranate + Mix well + Drink once a day
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Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

A urinary tract infection can be painful and annoying. Most urinary tract infections affect the bladder and urethra, but it can also affect the kidneys and ureter. Women have a higher risk of suffering from this infection as compared to men. This is because women have a shorter urethra than men and hence the bacteria needs to travel a shorter distance to reach the bladder. Urinary tract infections can usually be treated easily with a course of antibiotics as long as they are detected in time. If not detected in time, it can affect the kidneys which make it a more serious problem. Hence, it becomes important to be able to recognise the signs of this infection.

Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

  1. A persistent urge to urinate but low volume of urine produced
  2. A burning sensation while urinating
  3. Cloudy urine
  4. Blood in the urine which makes the urine appear red, pink or blackish
  5. Strong smell of the urine
  6. Pelvic pain

A urinary tract infection that affects the urethra is also known as urethritis. A burning sensation when urinating and discharge along with urine are the most prominent symptoms of this type of infection. When this infection affects the bladder it comes to be known as cystitis. Cystitis patients typically suffer from frequent and painful urination along with discomfort in the lower abdomen and pressure in the pelvic area. They may also notice blood in the urine.

Acute pyelonephritis refers to a urinary infection that affects the kidneys. In such cases, along with the typical symptoms, the patient may also experience high fever, nausea, shivering and pain in the upper back and sides of the abdomen.

This infection can affect a person at any age. Most women suffer from at least one bout of urinary tract infections in their lifetime. Some of the factors that increase the risk of suffering from this infection are:
Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents

  1. Menopause
  2. New sexual partners
  3. Urinary tract abnormalities
  4. Kidney stones or other blockages in the urinary tract
  5. Weakened immune system
  6. Use of catheters
  7. Recent urinary procedures that involve the use of medical instruments

Urinary tract infection can be easily prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of fluids to flush bacteria and other toxins from your body. Bacteria multiplies in the bladder if urine stays for too long. Hence, urinate frequently and do not try to control your bladder. Avoid synthetic underwear and wear cotton underwear with loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry.

How to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections
A urinary tract infection or UTI can be quite painful and uncomfortable. This infection can be described as an infection that affects the ureter, urethra, bladder or kidneys. Women have a shorter urethra than men which makes this more vulnerable to this kind of infection. It is said that most women suffer from at least one bout of this infection in a lifetime. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and may often recur after treatment. However, in most cases, this can easily be prevented. Here are a few tips to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

  1. Drink plenty of fluids: Ideally, we should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day at regular intervals. This keeps the body hydrated and flushes toxins and bacteria from the body. Water also prevents the formation of kidney stones that could increase your risk of suffering from a urinary tract infection.
  2. Urinate frequently: If you drink the required amount of water, you will typically need to urinate frequently. Do not try to control your bladder. Holding your urine in your bladder allows bacteria to multiply inside the bladder. This is an easy way for a UTI to begin.
  3. Follow healthy bathroom habits: Cleanliness is the first step to preventing any infection. When using public restrooms, flush the toilet before and after urinating. In the case of women, it becomes important to ensure that the seat of the toilet is clean as well. After urinating wipe the residual urine with toilet paper in a motion that goes from front to back. Since the urethra is situated very close to the rectum, this step is very important. For uncircumcised men, it is important to wash the foreskin after urination.
  4. Wear loose clothes: Tight fitting clothes trap moisture and aid in the multiplication of bacteria. Hence, always wear loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry. Also, avoid synthetic underwear and only wear cotton underwear.
  5. Urinate after intercourse: The relative closeness of the vagina to the urethra makes it easy for bacteria to enter the urethra during intercourse. Hence, make it a habit of washing your pubic region after urinating. This helps flush out any possible bacteria that may have entered your body.
  6. Choose the correct method of birth control: Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents can promote a urinary tract infection. Hence, it is best to avoid these types of birth control and pick alternatives. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Kya koi dusra method nhi hai. BTW why this UTI I got what's the reason. N I got fever too I really suffers during my pee time and it burns like hell Essa feel hota h doc Kese something wants to come outside tho I'm 19 please tell me something easy way to cure this.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Kya koi dusra method nhi hai. BTW why this UTI I got what's the reason. N I got fever too I really suffers during my ...
Hello Lybrate user. Jdo not worry. Drink 6 to 8 glass of water in day time. Have you any reports of urine r/m, kft, if not, pl. Do theses tests and send reports to us. We can prescribe you medicines to cure this.
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Diet For Kidney Stone Patient

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet For Kidney Stone Patient

Based on the type of kidney stone you had, you may be able to prevent kidney stones by making changes in how much sodium, animal protein, calcium, or oxalate is in the food you eat.

You may need to change what you eat and drink for these types of kidney stones:

  1. Calcium oxalate stones
  2. Calcium phosphate stones
  3. Uric acid stones
  4. Cystine stones

1. Calcium oxalate stones:

If you’ve had calcium oxalate stones, you may want to avoid these foods to help reduce the amount of oxalate in your urine:

  • Nuts and nut products
  • Peanuts—which are legumes, not nuts, and are high in oxalate
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Wheat bran

#reduce sodium

Your chance of developing kidney stones increases when you eat more sodium. Sodium is a part of salt. Sodium is in many canned, packaged, and fast foods. It is also in many condiments, seasonings, and meats.

#limit animal protein

Eating animal protein may increase your chances of developing kidney stones.

  • Limit eating animal protein, including
  • Beef, chicken, and pork, especially organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Milk, cheese, and other dairy products

Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you eat each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein. Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with beans, dried peas, and lentils, which are plant-based foods that are high in protein and low in oxalate.

Get enough calcium from foods

Even though calcium sounds like it would be the cause of calcium stones, it’s not. In the right amounts, calcium can block other substances in the digestive tract that may cause stones. It may be best to get calcium from low-oxalate, plant-based foods such as calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, some kinds of vegetables, and some types of beans. 

2. Calcium phosphate stones:

Reduce sodium: Your chance of developing kidney stones increases when you eat more sodium. Sodium is a part of salt. Sodium is in many canned, packaged, and fast foods. It is also in many condiments, seasonings, and meats.

Limit animal protein: Eating animal protein may increase your chances of developing kidney stones.

Limit eating animal protein, including Beef, chicken, and pork, especially organ meats eggs fish and shellfish milk, cheese, and other dairy products. Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you have each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein.

Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with some of these plant-based foods that are high in protein:
1. Legumes such as beans, dried peas, lentils, and peanuts
2. Soy foods, such as soy milk, soy nut butter, and tofu
3. Nuts and nut products, such as 4. Almonds and almond butter, cashews and cashew butter, walnuts, and 5. Pistachios
6. Sunflower seeds

Get enough calcium from foods

Even though calcium sounds like it would be the cause of calcium stones, it’s not. In the right amounts, calcium can block other substances in the digestive tract that may lead to stones. Talk with a health care professional about how much calcium you should eat to help prevent getting more calcium phosphate stones and to support strong bones. It may be best to get calcium from plant-based foods such as calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, some kinds of vegetables, and some types of beans. Ask a dietitian or other health care professional which foods are the best sources of calcium for you.

3. Uric acid stones:

Limit animal protein
Eating animal protein may increase your chances of developing kidney stones.

A health care professional may tell you to limit eating animal protein, including
Beef, chicken, and pork, especially organ meats eggs fish and shellfish milk, cheese, and other dairy products
Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you have each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein. 

Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with some of these plant-based foods that are high in protein:

Legumes such as beans, dried peas, lentils, and peanuts
Soy foods, such as soy milk, soy nut butter, and tofu
Nuts and nut products, such as almonds and almond butter, cashews and cashew butter, walnuts, and pistachios
Sunflower seeds

Talk with a health care professional about how much total protein you should eat and how much should come from animal or plant-based foods.

Losing weight if you are overweight is especially important for people who have had uric acid stones.

4. Cystine stones:

Drinking enough liquid, mainly water, is the most important lifestyle change you can make to prevent cystine stones. Talk with a health care professional about how much liquid you should drink.

Tips to reduce your sodium intake: Adults should aim to consume less than 2, 300 mg a day. 3 one teaspoon of table salt has 2, 325 milligrams (mg) of sodium. If you have had calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate stones, you should follow this guideline, even if you take medicine to prevent kidney stones.

Here are some tips to help you reduce your sodium intake:

Check the percent daily value (%dv) for sodium on the nutrition facts label found on many foods. Low in sodium is 5% or less, and high in sodium is 20% or more.

  • Image of a nutrition label
  • Consider writing down how much sodium you consume each day.
  • When eating out, ask about the sodium content in the food.
  • Cook from scratch. Avoid processed and fast foods, canned soups.

Look for foods labeled: sodium free, salt free, very low sodium, low sodium, reduced or less sodium, light in sodium, no salt added, unsalted, and lightly salted.

  • Check labels for ingredients and hidden sodium, such as sodium bicarbonate, the chemical name for baking soda
  • Baking powder, which contains sodium bicarbonate and other chemicals
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Monosodium glutamate, or msg
  • Sodium alginate
  • Sodium nitrate or nitrite.
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Noticing bubble in urine when the urine colour is yellowish but no bubble forms when urine is colourless. Is it normal?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Noticing bubble in urine when the urine colour is yellowish but no bubble forms when urine is colourless. Is it normal?
Please It is absolutely normal Take plenty of water daily Take Chandnasav 20 ml in 200 ml water three times a day for 7 days.
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