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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan  - Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology

Nephrologist, Chennai

42 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology Nephrologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan is a trusted Nephrologist in R A Puram, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 42 years of journey as a Nephrologist. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology . He is currently associated with Dr R Vijayakumar Billroth Hospitals in R A Puram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar Ramnathan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1976
MD - General Medicine - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 1980
DM - Nephrology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1990
Languages spoken
English
Awards and Recognitions
Madras University Gold Medallist in M.D. Medicine
Madras University Gold Medallist in M.D. Medicine
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
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American Society of Nephrology
Southern Chapter of Nephrology

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5 Full-Proof Methods To Prevent Bladder Stones!

MD, MBBS, FRCP - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
5 Full-Proof Methods To Prevent Bladder Stones!

Bladder stones, not to be confused with kidney stones, are formed when substances such as calcium oxalate found in urine coalesce into solid lumps and form deposits in the bladder. Though usually small enough to be excreted during urination, sometimes they get trapped in the neck of the bladder. In such cases, as the residues continue to grow larger, they cause extreme pain, infections, and may need surgical attention.

What causes bladder stones?
The most common causes of bladder stones are-

  1. A diet which is high in oxalic acid can cause bladder stones.
  2. Dehydration and a reduced intake of water cause bladder stones.
  3. A protracted use of a urinary catheter, infections of the urinary tract, or an injury that might have impaired bladder function can cause stones to form.
  4. Most often, stones originate somewhere else in the urinary tract and move downwards obstructing the neck of the bladder. There are significant hereditary factors at play here.

Symptoms-

  1. Blood in the urine usually apparent only in the last few drops.
  2. Interruption of the stream of urine and an inability to do so except in certain positions.
  3. Dark-coloured urine.

Diagnosis-

1.Physical Exam
The physician will physically examine to evaluate if the bladder or the rectum are enlarged.

2.Urinalysis
A sample of your urine will be tested for the presence of bacteria, blood and crystallized minerals.

3.CT scan
A CT scan to build a detailed image of the internal organs.

Treatment-

  1. If the size of the bladder stones is small then a simple increase in water and fluid intake should be enough to excrete them out naturally.
  2. If they are too large to flush out from the system naturally, they will either be broken down to smaller sizes using laser ray or similar other energies, or surgically removed.

In order to prevent bladder stones from recurring, here are 5 foolproof methods-

1.Increase the daily fluid intake
A sure-fire way to prevent bladder stones is to increase the amount of water you drink every day. The idea is to reduce the concentration of your urine. A minimum of 2-3 litres of water per day is absolutely necessary.

2.Urinate more often.
If you drink more water throughout the day, you are going to have to urinate more frequently anyway. Do not put it off because you are worried that you will be mocked for having an old lady’s bladder.

3.Laxatives.
If you feel like you are constipated, use a laxative. There is no shame in wanting to regulate your bowel movements.

4.Regular Tests.
Get a sample of your urine tested regularly to ensure that your kidneys and bladder are functioning properly and there are no irregularities.

5.Eat fruits.
Get the essential sugar component of your diet from fresh fruits. Say no to saturated sugar and fizzy drinks. Opt for fruits with high water content like melons to add more fluids in your diet.

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Iam a 43 year old chennai citizen. Suffering from kidney stone which is 6cm. Kindly help me to remove this stone as early as possible. Thanks doctor.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
Iam a 43 year old chennai citizen. Suffering from kidney stone which is 6cm. Kindly help me to remove this stone as e...
For kidney stone I would recommend you for ayurvedic treatment. As per now I can help you with home remedy if you are not able to get rid off then you need a treatment the remedy is as follows 1. Take 60 gm kidney beans 2. Add 4 l of water 3. Heat for 4-5 hr 4. Strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth 5. Allow the liquid to cool 6. Drink 1 glass of this liquid once every 2 hr in a day 7. Do this for a week 8. Do not use the liquid or the beans again 24 hr after the 1st preparation.
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Cyst 19×13 mm with calcification is seen in middle pole of left kidney (bosniac classification 2) what does it mean .is it serious. Please help and advice.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear Lybrate user, hi Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly. This cyst is not that serious, but any report has to be commented with details of the symptoms of the patient always, which are not given here. Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.
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Bilateral renal calculi measuring 2 mm in size ,pain in abdomen. What should i do?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Bilateral renal calculi measuring 2 mm in size ,pain in abdomen. What should i do?
Drink lots of water which will help you to dissolve these calculi. Repeat scan after few weeks and meet your physician.
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Without having any symptoms of jaundice (also test report is normal) the colour of urine is pale. Why is it happen ? Give me some suggestions about that fact. What should I do now ?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Without having any symptoms of jaundice (also test report is normal) the colour of urine is pale. Why is it happen ? ...
Hi, it may be because of acidic urine. Increase your intake of water (3 - 4 litres per day) so the acidic urine gets diluted and colour may become normal.
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Dear Doctor, I am thirty years old and have been suffering with the problem of frequent urination for several years. I could not go to a doctor because of some responsibilities. But now the problem has become persistent causing me go to bathroom each 15 minutes. Through USG process I have come to know that I have a grade-II fatty liver with other organs being in normal condition. I have gone through blood and urine tests. But there is no problem of diabetes, urea and creatinine. What else can be my problem?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Dear Doctor, I am thirty years old and have been suffering with the problem of frequent urination for several years. ...
Dear lybrate-user Nothing to worry. I am sure you will be definitely happy if you follow my advise. Stop taking nonveg if you are non vegetarian. Stop Alcohol if you consume. Stop taking hardly digestible ,spicy more oily food. Do meditation regularly with exercise .Take following Soubhagya Shunthy (Baidyanath company) 2Teaspoon morning and evening with water. Arogya vardhini 2tabs morning and evening twice daily with water. Review after one month. Take with good faith you will be alright. Don't think much.
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My kidney transplant done last year know am all right all test are ok I am take panimun and MYCEPT tablet last night am miss MYCEPT dose what I do know.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
My kidney transplant done last year know am all right all test are ok I am take panimun and MYCEPT tablet last night ...
Respected Manjinder , hi Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query in depth . * Right now do not panic and take next night dose of MYCEPT as usual . Hope this will clear your query . Welcome for any further assistance . Wishing you fine recovery & Happy Diwali in advance . Regards dear take care .
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My mother is at ckd stage 4, doctor says she might come to dialysis soon, hence I am exploring options to get it done at home, I find HD very expensive and lots of efforts hence I choose PD. My question is - is it successful? Apart from baxter who provides the device for PD and whobis better. I am not sure but I think I ll go for CAPD i.e. 3 times a day.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
Hello.... PD is an excellent option if performed with care......there are a few companies providing bags for capd , baxter is the largest of them though mitra and fresenius also provides.....i would advise you to be mentally prepared and get a CAPD catheter inserted at the right time for timely initiation of PD
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Why You May be at the Risk of Kidney Failure at an Early Age

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Why You May be at the Risk of Kidney Failure at an Early Age

Those two, small bean-shaped organs are indeed essential for a perfectly healthy life. To check if a person is dead or living, medical practitioners need to confirm response from three organs of the human body heart, brain and kidneys. Kidneys absorb impurities from the blood, thus, purifying it and lead to the production of urine. Urine is necessary to rid your system of body wastes. Kidneys play a key role in maintaining hormone balance. The presence of any factor that could impede free functioning of this organ should be diagnosed, treated and eliminated at the earliest possible. Kidney diseases and subsequent kidney failure see no age bar. It affects both young and old people. In case of younger folks, the symptoms take years to surface and thus the chances of a fatal outcome are even higher.

Causes of kidney failure at a tender age:

  1. Chain smoking is a trigger: Smokers suffer from a higher risk of kidney failure. Smoking is a bad habit that has engulfed almost ninety percent of young adults. Irrespective of awareness programs and warning messages, there are millions who smoke nonchalantly. Smoking is known to impair kidney function which again can have frightening implications.
  2. High blood pressure levels must be controlled: Since stress is a common phenomenon among most individuals high blood pressure is also prevalent among a majority of these individuals. Younger people suffer from high blood pressure due to workplace politics and familial tensions. High blood pressure should not be taken lightly. Exercising and regular medications should be opted for in order to counter the threat of kidney failure at a young age.
  3. If you are obese, you are stepping closer to the threat: If not optimal; being close to the optimal body weight is very necessary to keep health disorders in check. If you are obese, you are not safe; one must make efforts to lose weight or else face the alarming situation when his or her kidneys fail to function properly.
  4. Consumption of junk food can cause complications: Junk food is fatty. One must keep away from high-protein and high-fat diet. Food items rich in protein and fats can push you towards chronic kidney diseases.
  5. Genetics may discern the health of your kidneys: The incidence of kidney failure in your family history can make you prone to a similar condition. Extra care should be taken to avoid any such possibility. Regular health check-ups should be undertaken. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Antibiotics seems not to be beneficial for my uti. Please suggest many home ways I can try to get faster rid from uti.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Antibiotics seems not to be beneficial for my uti.
Please suggest many home ways I can try to get faster rid from uti.
I will suggest you to do a urine culture and sensitivity and follow up with reports and till than avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet.
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