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Dr. Ravishankar. B

Nephrologist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Ravishankar. B Nephrologist, Bangalore
500 at clinic
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Dr. Ravishankar. B is a trusted Nephrologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Northside Manipal Hospital in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravishankar. B on Lybrate.com.

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Haemodialysis - 4 Things a Person Must Follow if Your Undergoing it

DNB (Nephrology), MBBS -1992 & MD - Medicine
Nephrologist, Gurgaon
Haemodialysis - 4 Things a Person Must Follow if Your Undergoing it

Kidney is the most vital organ in the body as it eliminates the waste material from our blood. When kidneys fails to carry out its work effectively the waste materials gets accumulated in the blood and end up with many serious disease condition that affects the other vital structures in our body. The function of the kidney is carried out artificially by an external device called dialyser to purify the blood and remove the waste products from it. This procedure is called as dialysis. There are two types of dialysis they are haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In Haemodialysis, the waste products are removed from the blood and there by the fluid and electrolyte balance is maintained.

Things a person should follow if they are undergoing haemodialysis

  1. Love your heart: Patients undergoing dialysis are at more risk of getting cardiac problems. So it is best advised to follow few of the following measures to take care of their heart
    • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control
    • Quit smoking
    • Reduce stress
    • Have healthy low fat and heart friendly diet
    • Get regular physical activity but avoid excessive strainers activity that may require extra effort from your heart
    • Maintain a healthy weight
  2. Diet: Dialysis not only removes the waste matters from your blood but sometimes also the essential electrolytes and nutrients. Protein, potassium sodium and phosphorus are the major things that are to be noted.
    • Encourage the patient to take high quality protein rich foods like meat, fish, milk, egg and chicken which is essential to improve your muscle strength and immunity.
    • Have a check of your sodium level and take sodium rich foods accordingly, as excess sodium may increase the fluid intake.
  3. Limit your fluid intake: Use ice cubes instead of water or use small cups of water. Make sure you measure every sip of water you take.
  4. Don't Overeat: Slow down while eating and stop eating when you feel full. don’t over load your stomach. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a nephrologist.
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Hello doc. I just wanted to confirm. Is there any link between whey and kidney stones? I lift everyday and I take 2 scoops of whey. I drink 5-6 liters water. I am very healthy accept kidney stones. Is that safe to take whey? I am too much worried.

Hello doc. I just wanted to confirm. Is there any link between whey and kidney stones? I lift everyday and I take 2 s...
yes there could be relation based upon how much whey u r taking. if u r taking more than ur body can digest it can cause issue smtime.
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My mother was having bleeding in urine after CT scan doctor found some mass lesson and did cystoscopy. But now they r saying its malignant. I have attached reports to know what should be done.

M. Ch. (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
My mother was having bleeding in urine after CT scan doctor found some mass lesson and did cystoscopy. But now they r...
Needs to be removed and sent for biopsy and staging. Ct scan may be done. All tumors in bladder are malignant.
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Hello sir. My dad has kidney stone problem nd he is taking aayurvedic treatment since 2 years bt now he's not able to deal with all these issues. From one month he's not able to even walk nd he has got much weak. He's also suffering from leg pain. So pls suggest something.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir. My dad has kidney stone problem nd he is taking aayurvedic treatment since 2 years bt now he's not able to...
Hello, Lybrate user, He, should tk, plenty of water to hydrate his body. Go, for meditation to reduce his stress. His diet be regular, easily digestive on time. Avoid, calcium, oxalate, phosphates, alcohol. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@.Berb vulgQ -10. Drops, thrice with little water. Tk, care.
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There is a pain at Right side Hip. I scan my stomach and notice that there is a stone in right kidney measuring 4 mm. What to do now. Please Help me sir.

M.D.(AM), B.A.M.S.(PB)
General Physician,
There is a pain at Right side Hip. I scan my stomach and notice that there is a stone in right kidney measuring 4 mm....
Although scanning stomach & stone in right kidney does not have any relevance ,, but if you are having stone ,, tke plenty of water daily, avoid rice ,tomato ..take kulath dall along with herbal treatment
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I have gastric problem and also recently I came to know that I have stone near kidney. What should I eat in these conditions. Please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have gastric problem and also recently I came to know that I have stone near kidney. What should I eat in these con...
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. Pls send ur USG report becoz medication for stones depends upon size number and location of stones and can be given after USG.
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My 5 years old son is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome. Is there any other medication other than Steroid?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My 5 years old son is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome. Is there any other medication other than Steroid?
It's tough to face such entity. But steroids is the only remedy. Surely need not to worry for odd effects of it. As need to titer benefits x hazards. Surely with this problem benefits win with perfact regime.
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Dear sir my son age 5 years suffering from nephrotic syndrom from last 2. 5 year what is actual complete treatment ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Dear , nephrotic syndrome can`t be cured once for all. Its like flu you get it take treatment and it goes away, but as long as it is steroid sensitive it should not harm kidneys. If your baby requires too frequent doses of steroids then steroid sparing agent can be added.
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I am going to frequently urination. I 've type. 2 diabetes. And I am feeling tight in my pelvis. Pls help me.

MD, DYA, PGDCR
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am going to frequently urination. I 've type. 2 diabetes. And I am feeling tight in my pelvis. Pls help me.
Shiva Gulika and Madhumeha Kusumakar are choices of medicines for u.kindly message me personally for d details of these medicines and other simple home remedies which I can tell after a bit of questioning. We pray for your speedy recovery.
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I have a stone .sometimes pain hits me so much after drinking water. There is no such effect. What is instantly relief I have to do when I got this pain?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a stone .sometimes pain hits me so much after drinking water. There is no such effect. What is instantly relie...
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. Take shool gaj kesari ras twice a day. Take gokshuradi guggul & punarnavadi mandoor 1-1 tab twice a day. Pranacharya U through capsule and syrup twice a day. Drink lots of water. Avoid spinach. Tea and coffee. Tomato.lady finger etc.
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I feel like I have a swelling around liver (right site) And I have also two kidney stone (5.6. 11.5mm) and also uric acid value 9 What is your recommendation Thanking you Naresh.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I feel like I have a swelling around liver (right site)
And I have also two kidney stone (5.6. 11.5mm) and also uric ...
In my view you should have through check up like lft-liver function test, kft- kidney function test, you need surgical or minimal invasive intervention like lithotripsy -using ultrasound shock waves, by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out by the body.
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I am Suffering From Stress Urine Incontinence, Whenever Any Pressure put on my Bladder little bit urine drip, I just wanted to know that will it create any problem during sexual intercourse with my wife in future, I mean can I drip urine during sexual intercourse?

MBBS
General Physician,
I am Suffering From Stress Urine Incontinence, Whenever Any Pressure put on my Bladder little bit urine drip, I just ...
Yes it can create problems during intercourse. There are exercises (kegels exercise) and medicines to keep in check the problem. Later you might need surgical procedures to reduce the problem.
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I have stone of size 10mm b/w kidney and urinary bladder. Whats the solution. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I have stone of size 10mm b/w kidney and urinary bladder. Whats the solution. Please help me.
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. Pls send ur USG report becoz medication for stones depends upon size number and location of stones and can be given after USG.
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I have one big problem in stomach that is stones in kidney disease so what do say?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have one big problem in stomach that is stones in kidney disease so what do say?
Dear lybrate user, a kidney stone is mainly formed due to the accumulation of the minerals present in urine. Such accumulation occurs mainly due to low intake of fluids. Continuous low fluid intake results in the deposits of the minerals over the stone & eventually leads to an increase in the size of the stone. Formation of stone leads to pain along the kidney region. If the size of the kidney stone is below 3mm then it is possible to get rid of it without any surgery. Take homoeopathic mother tincture berberis vulgaris q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for 15 days. The stone will be expelled through urine in between the span of 15 days of medication. But if the size of the stone is more than 3mm then you should surely go for surgery.
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I have been suffering from a problem lately as my urine is a bit yellowish and I also feel a slight pain in the groin region. I am 16 years old, weighing 50 kg and standing 187 cm tall. Not taking any medication currently.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have been suffering from a problem lately as my urine is a bit yellowish and I also feel a slight pain in the groin...
It could be due to concentrated urine. Drink plenty of water daily (3-4litres). if no relief get your urine R/M examination done and consult doctor
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After intercourse with my husband I had painful and frequent urination unable to control the pain please recommend what should I do now.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
After intercourse with my husband I had painful and frequent urination unable to control the pain please recommend wh...
Dear user please avoid sex for few days and for now use a medicine Staphasgaria 200 thrice for 3 days you will be fine. If problem persists consult back.
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Kidney Stones- Should It Be Removed

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Kidney Stones- Should It Be Removed

A kidney stone may not be as big as the stones in your garden, but can be quite a pain. Kidney stones are actually mineral crystals that are usually a combination of calcium and phosphates. The size of a kidney stone ranges from the size of a sugar crystal to a ping pong ball. While some kidney stones pass out of the body along with urine, others can block the urethra and become painful. 

In addition to being painful, a kidney stone can cause permanent damage to your kidneys. Since large kidney stones are usually painful, they rarely go undiagnosed. However, if a kidney stone is left untreated, it could cause the kidney to atrophy and lower the functionality of the kidney. Kidney stones that are related to an infection can also lead to chronic urinary tract infections and damage the kidney through scarring and inflammation. This could eventually lead to kidney failure.
 
Not all kidney stones need to be treated with surgery. If the kidney stone is very small, your doctor may prescribe plenty of water and medication to treat the pain. With plenty of water, you should be able to pass the stone in your urine. Ideally, you should take plenty of rest until the stone is passed. 

Larger kidney stones may need you to be hospitalized for treatment. These are:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL): To begin this of treatment, a painkiller is administered. Ultrasonic waves are used to determine the location of the kidney stone. Shock waves are then passed through the kidney stone to break it into smaller pieces, which can then pass out of the body through urine.
  • Ureteroscopy: This is also called retrograde intrarenal surgery and is performed when the kidney stone is stuck in the ureter. A ureteroscope is passed through the urethra and bladder into the ureter. Laser energy may then be used to break the stone into smaller pieces to unblock the ureter. 
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL): This surgery is performed under general anesthesia.  It involves a small incision being made in the back and a nephroscope passed into the kidney through it. Laser or pneumatic energy is then used to break up the stone into smaller pieces and pull them out. 
  • Open surgery: Open surgery is performed only in the case of an abnormally large stone or abnormal anatomy of the person. An incision is made in the back that allows the doctor to access the kidney and manually remove the stone.
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I hav kidney stone pain right now. Pain is increasing and out of control. Please suggest me some pain killer medicines.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I hav kidney stone pain right now. Pain is increasing and out of control. Please suggest me some pain killer medicines.
Dear lybrate user. A) take 30 ml of audumbaravleha along with 30 ml of lukewarm water early in the morning and at evening before meal half an hour. B) take 2-2 tablets of sheetprabha vati along with audumbaravleha. C) take 1 tsf of black cumin seeds and 1 tsf of jaggery after meals. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. Thanks.
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Dr. I feel tense while I mingle with new people and frequently feel like urine but if I go only small amount of urine I go. please help me sir.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Dr. I feel tense while I mingle with new people and frequently feel like urine but if I go only small amount of urine...
hi dear - it is bcz of hormonal disturbances/ imbalance -for this u can do yoga - also learn social atticates from elders/ seniors - take plenty of fruits/ juices/ water -u can consult me for yoga learning privately
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Dad age is 75. He is having puss in urine which has been removed through cystoscopy. But after that bleeding has started. So again gone for cystoscopy to remove the blood clots. After that also little bleeding is there. Dr. Is asking to go for cystoscopy again to remove the blood clots. What could be the cause of blood clots generating again and again? Is it safe to go for cystoscopy 3rd time? Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dad age is 75. He is having puss in urine which has been removed through cystoscopy. But after that bleeding has star...
Safety depends on what daily pain your father is going through and we need to first find the cause of leakage of blood maybe through renal doppler study and in your fathers case take a second opinion from urologist
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