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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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Kidney Diseases - 10 FAQs You Must Know!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Kidney Diseases - 10 FAQs You Must Know!

Having a kidney disease can make it feel as if your life has spun out of control. But having some knowledge about your kidney disease can save you the stress and trauma that you might experience. Knowledge about the same can also help you take better control over your condition. Here are some frequently asked questions about kidney diseases:

1. How do you know if you are at the risk for kidney disease?
Some basic things are to be monitored to keep away from the risk:

  • Blood pressure levels to be monitored at least once a year
  • Urine analysis to check protein levels
  • Creatinine level in your blood

2. What can we do to take care of our kidneys?
The most important thing is to ensure that your blood pressure and blood sugar are under control. Essential lifestyle changes can help keep your kidneys working longer.

3. How long can I live with Kidney disease?
Many people think that if their kidneys fail, it is the end of their life. But with modern advances in health care, this is not the case. How long you live depends on age, your overall health and how involved you are in your care. Even if you reach kidney failure you can continue to live for a long time with dialysis or kidney transplants.

4. What can be done for fatigue when you have kidney disease?
Fatigue is a common symptom of kidney disease, but there are medications to deal with it. Talk to your doctor to assess your condition and deal with it.

5. Is kidney disease hereditary?
Genetical factors can contribute to kidney disease and around 10% of kidney failures are caused by hereditary factors.

6. Do I need dialysis?
If your kidneys don’t perform their function and the serum creatinine levels reach a certain point, dialysis can be done. The dialysis machine will take over the kidney function of filtering out the impurities from your blood.

7. How long can you stay on dialysis while waiting for a transplant?
There is no set upper limit for the amount of time spent on dialysis. Some patients have gone over 25 years and it all depends on your health condition.

8. What questions should I ask my doctor?
No two people are same. Asking questions is the best way to find where you stand. So, discuss with your doctor on what percent of kidney function you have and what can be done to improve.

9. Can Dialysis be done at home?
Yes, discuss with your doctor to know how it can be done and whether it is good for you.

10. Do kidney stones lead to kidney disease?
No, they don’t lead to kidney failure. But long term obstruction of the kidney can cause kidney failure. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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I suffered by kidney stone (3-4mm). Still I never took treatment but I having water in every one hour. Any further treatment required or not? Advise me thanking you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I suffered by kidney stone (3-4mm). Still I never took treatment but I having water in every one hour. Any further tr...
Tips for removing kidney stones:: 1. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate. 2. Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food. 3. Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water lemon soda etc. 4. Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate. 5. Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc. 6. Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice. 7. Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate. 9. Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day. 10. Take 2 tab neeri twice a day with water.
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Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Chronic Nephritis - How To Cope With It?

Chronic nephritis is a type of Glomerulonephritis (GN). In this condition, irritation takes place in the Glomeruli, which are parts in your kidneys comprising tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels filter your blood and remove excess fluids from the body. In case your glomeruli are harmed, your kidneys will quit working properly and you can suffer from kidney failure. It is a very serious illness that can be life threatening and requires immediate medical intervention.

The condition is also called nephritis. There can be both acute and chronic nephritis. The chronic type of GN can take several years to develop with almost no obvious symptoms. This can cause irreversible harm to your kidneys and also prompt complete kidney failure.

Causes and risks:
A hereditary condition can once in a while cause chronic nephritis. It happens in young men with poor vision and poor hearing. Persistent and untreated conditions may also bring about chronic nephritis. A history of cancer in the family may likewise put you at danger. Having acute nephritis may make you more prone to build up chronic nephritis later on. Being exposed to some hydrocarbon solvents may build the danger of chronic nephritis. Chronic nephritis does not generally have a clear-cut cause. About 25% of individuals with this condition have no history of kidney diseases.

Symptoms:
A few symptoms of chronic nephritis include:

  1. Blood or abundance protein in your urine
  2. Hypertension
  3. Swelling in lower legs
  4. Continuous urination during evenings
  5. Bubbly or frothy urine (from abundance protein)
  6. Stomach pain
  7. Continuous nosebleeds


Treatment:
Depending upon the symptoms of the problem, the treatment might be distinctive. Some of the ways it can be dealt with are:

  • Controlling hypertension, particularly if that is the hidden cause for the problem. Circulatory strain might be difficult to control when your kidneys are not working properly. If so, your specialist may prescribe pulse medicines, including angiotensin-changing over catalyst inhibitors. Some of these medicines include Captopril, Lisinopril and Perindopril.
  • Your specialist may likewise recommend angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Some of these may include Losartan, Irbesartan and Valsartan.
  • Another technique to reduce immune-triggered aggravation is plasmapheresis. This procedure expels the liquid part of the blood (plasma) and replaces it with intravenous (IV) liquids or donated plasma (without any antibodies).

For chronic GN, you will have to decrease the level of protein, salt and potassium in your diet. Also, you should observe the amount of fluid you drink. Calcium supplements might be suggested and you may need to take diuretics to lessen swelling. Not surprisingly, check with your general physician or kidney specialist for rules about dietary restrictions or food. In case your condition worsens and causes kidney failure, you may need dialysis. This is a technique where a machine filters your blood. In the end, you may require a kidney transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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When I go urine at the time blood is coming with urine at the time pain is very high what we can for that.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
When I go urine at the time blood is coming with urine at the time pain is very high what we can for that.
Hi. Blood in urine can be due to many reasons infection or due to stones in the urinary tract. Please consult an urologist.
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My wife 7 months of pregnancy, she suffering again and again problem of UTI Why this problem is occur again again? What is the permanent solution of this particular problem called Urine track infection?

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
My wife 7 months of pregnancy, she suffering again and again problem of UTI Why this problem is occur again again?
Wh...
Dear lybrate-user. First of all it is important to understand that urine infection is presence of bacteria in urine along with symptoms. The treatment for both the conditions is different. I suggest you have a proper consultation. Thanks.
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My urine remains yellowish unless I drink a real lot of water. When I get up in the morning, it is too much yellowish. I also sweat a lot. Is there any connection between these 2? Can you suggest me some good ways to deal with yellowish urine issue?

DM - Nephrology, MD - Medicine
Nephrologist, Coimbatore
My urine remains yellowish unless I drink a real lot of water. When I get up in the morning, it is too much yellowish...
Yellow urine implies that your urine is concentrated. Drink lot of water .Go for urine evaluation. Quantify 24 hours urine.
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I am drinking plenty of water and thereby have to urinate often. Is it bad for the kidney?

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Excess of water intake is bad for the kidney. An appropriate intake of water which is usually 2litres in females & 2.5litres in males, provided their kidneys are healthy.
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My frd is having kidney pain but we had a commitment now I want to give a urine test but if I give a urine test will any one come to know whether I have used condoms in urine test please answer me soon.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
My frd is having kidney pain but we had a commitment now I want to give a urine test but if I give a urine test will ...
There is no such urine test which can detect use of condoms rather it can detect pregnancy if contraceptives are not used.
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I am suffering from kidney stone problem. How can I reduce my kidney stone without operation.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from kidney stone problem. How can I reduce my kidney stone without operation.
Hello, you can reduce kidney stones less than 5 mm without medicine, but stops anyone includes seed type vegetable and used 15 - 20 glass water in a day. If your stone are more then 5 mm use diuretic medicine and upper suggestion. And any problems share you.
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Frequently coming urine I. E, more than 5 times perhour. I was suffering this disease from years. What is the solution for this?

DM - Nephrology, MD - Medicine
Nephrologist, Coimbatore
Frequently coming urine I. E, more than 5 times perhour. I was suffering this disease from years. What is the solutio...
May be you are taking more fluids. Collect urine for 1 full day and measure. You may need some basic tests.
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My Ultrasound reports show the following 1) 5.6mm calculus noted in the left ureter just proximal to vasico junction with proximal backpressure change. 2) 3mm calculus noted in middle calyx in left kidney 3) 4mm calculus noted in the middle calyx in right kidney, no hydronephrosis on right side Please advise

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Your message shows multiple stones in the urinary tract,with out any complications so far.You can continue the same medicine for one week+plenty of oral fluids+avoiding palak leafy vegetable & cabbage and other high calcium containing foods.
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Is any medicine present in market that can take kidney stone patient and stone not made again and again?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Is any medicine present in market that can take kidney stone patient and stone not made again and again?
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful Natural home remedy using horse gram and pomegranate seeds: 1. Take 1 cup of horse gram 2. Add ½ L water 3. Heat the mixture till water level reduces to 1/5th 4. Strain and collect the soup 5. Add 2 tsp of crushed pomegranate 6. Mix well 7. Drink once a day This will help with your concern, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I have pain my kidney I think it is stone inside please suggest me th best way to remove it from my body because it is paining so hard and spoil my attention from work.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have pain my kidney I think it is stone inside please suggest me th best way to remove it from my body because it i...
Homoeopathic medicine-- berberis vulgaris q (dr reckeweg)- hydrangea q (dr reckeweg)- drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily at a minimum difference of 20 minutes from each other and eating. For kidney pain start taking below given homoeopathic medicine in between-- dioscorea q (dr reckeweg) drink 10 drops every 1-2 hrly in 10 ml luke warm water depending on severity of pain start drinking atleast 3-4 bottles of soda water daily.--- report after 15 days----
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I have a stone problem in the kidney whose size is 6.6mm. Tell me any suggestion about this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a stone problem in the kidney whose size is 6.6mm. Tell me any suggestion about this problem.
Homoeopathic medicine BERBERIS VULGARIS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) HYDRANGEA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily at a minimum difference of 20 minutes from each other and eating. For Kidney pain start taking below given homoeopathic medicine in between DIOSCOREA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops every 1-2 hrly in 10 ml luke warm water depending on severity of pain Start drinking atleast 3-4 bottles of soda water daily. Report after 15 days
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Health tips to keep kidney stones away

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
Health tips to keep kidney stones away
Health tips to keep kidney stones away:


Drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid (preferably water and some citrus drinks) a day.

Cut back on salt in your diet.

Limit the amount of animal proteins you consume.

Reduce your intake of oxalate-rich foods, such as wheat bran, nuts, rhubarb and spinach.

Get plenty of dietary calcium through foods or supplements.
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Mera ek dost hai usko 2 saal se diabetes hai, age 37 year hai wo jab bhi bina condom ke apni patni ke saat sex karta hai to use infection ho jata hai ,is baar use penis me infection ho gaya hai or skin me crack or red ho gaya hai or urine discharge karne me taklif hoti hai please mujhe ye bataye ki use kis ke paas ilaj karana chahiye ,wo abhi Mangalore me rahta hai.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Mera ek dost hai usko 2 saal se diabetes hai, age 37 year hai wo jab bhi bina condom ke apni patni ke saat sex karta ...
Both your friend and his wife will have to go for check up and get treated at the same time. Some times it's better to get blood and urine tests (some times culture tests) frequently if there is persistent complaints of infection. Basic health and hygiene should also be followed as a routine. Follow up afterwards if required.
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Sir main baar baar urine krne ko ja rha hu par urine krte samy koi problem nhi hota h normal colour urine hota h ye problem kal se ho rha h maine apna water intake jada v kiya h main 4 se 5 litre paani peeta hu sir koi probl k lakshan h kya agr har 1 ghante me urine krne jao.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir main baar baar urine krne ko ja rha hu par urine krte samy koi problem nhi hota h normal colour urine hota h ye p...
It is due to excess drinking of water. You should not take more than 2.2 liters of water (8-10) glass daily. Reduce water intake. If symptoms persist, consult doctor.
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She is suffering from kidney problem her cratine is at 2.12 level what precautions she should take. Also she face problem while breathing?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, what's age n how since is case of end stage renal disease? esrd, this may be cause of her breathlessness n you need to share all her reports is she have diabetes/bp or kidney stone. Authentic ayurveda can contribute to her in health n fitness if she willing to conserve/reverse at this stage of her kidney damage.
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Sir my mother is having kidney stone and she is getting operated in this upcoming week. Sir I have checked on internet that after being operated most people again get kidney stone. So I want to know what types of diet should my mother have so that she will not again get this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Sir my mother is having kidney stone and she is getting operated in this upcoming week. Sir I have checked on interne...
Unfortunately some people do develop stones in kidneys but not all cases. Offlate people starve this is not right. She can take all foods in moderate. Fundamentally she should not take palak and tomato plenty every day some foods have oxalets and carbonates in plenty she has do reduce at least for six months and watch. She should take more water.
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