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Dr. Ravi Bansal - Nephrologist, Delhi

Dr. Ravi Bansal

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DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS

Nephrologist, Delhi

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Dr Ravi Bansal has more than 10 years of experience in management of kidney patients Dr Ravi Bansal completed his MBBS from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) New Delhi ......more
Dr Ravi Bansal has more than 10 years of experience in management of kidney patients Dr Ravi Bansal completed his MBBS from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) New Delhi in 1996, He then did M.D. Internal Medicine from the Same institute. He joined AIIMS in 2001 and enrolled for the prestigious DM Course in Nephrology at AIIMS. He worked from 2001 to 2007 at AIIMS in Nephrology department. His tenure there included treatment of kidney patients suffering from varied disorders of the kidney and urinary tract.He has gained excellence in nephrology related procedures of ultrasound guided kidney biopsy, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, kidney transplant and critical care nephrology. During his stay at AIIMS he has done clinical research in nephrology and published his research in national and international journals. He has also participated in teaching of nephrology students and training of graduate and postgraduate medical students in nephrology. Then he shifted to private sector and joined as consultant at department of nephrology at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute(PSRI). He has completed 5 years at PSRI. during this time he has managed many challenging cases, participated in clinical research and training of DNB Nephrology students. Presently he is working as Senior Consultant Nephrology at PSRI Hospital.
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Dr. Ravi Bansal is a popular and trusted Nephrologist in Saket, Delhi. He has had an experience of 20 years in the field of Nephrology. He has completed his MBBS, MD in Nephrology, DM in Nephrology, Advanced Short Course Training in Kidney Transplantation. Currently he is based at Residence Cum Clinic in Saket, Dehli. Dr. Ravi Bansal has completed his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi in the year 2001. He has also completed his DM in Nephrology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in the year 2005. He has also acquired a degree in Advanced Short Course Training in Kidney Transplantation from Azm Netherlands in the year 2012. He is an active member of Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI), Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) and Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT). Dr. Ravi Bansal has also been awarded best paper award in Clinical Nephrology a ISNCON 2004 which is held at Varanasi in the year 2004.

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DM - Nephrology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2005
MD-Medicine - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 2001
MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 1996
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Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI)
Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)
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Best Paper award - in Clinical Nephrology at ISNCON 2004 held at Varanasi - 2004
Fellow of American Society of Nephrology(FASN)

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Know The Symptoms Of Renal Cancer!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Know The Symptoms Of Renal Cancer!

Renal cancer is also known as hypernephroma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma. The kidneys are organs in your body that dispose off waste, while additionally regulating fluid balance. There are small tubes in the kidneys called tubules. These filter the blood, help in discharging waste, and make urine. RCC happens when cancer cells start to grow out of control in the lining of the tubules of the kidney. Renal cancer is a progressive disease that spreads to the lungs and the organs around it.

Medical experts do not know the exact cause behind renal cancer. It is most commonly found in men between the ages of 50 and 70. There are some risk factors and signs that indicate one’s possibility of having renal cancer and these are as follows-

  1. Family history of renal cancer
  2. Dialysis treatment
  3. Hypertension or high blood pressure
  4. Obesity
  5. Smoking cigarettes
  6. Polycystic kidney disease (a condition that causes cyst formation in the kidneys)


At a point when renal cancer is in its initial stages, patients might not see any symptoms. The symptoms are mainly seen in the later stages. Some of the most common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Blood in urineBlood in urine is called hematuria. As indicated by the Renal Cancer Association, hematuria is the most widely recognized indication of kidney cancer. In case you have blood in your urine, you may see pink, rust or even a red staining.
  2. Lower back painThe vast majority does not encounter pain until cancer is in later stages. Pain from renal cancer is felt on one side of the flank, the region over the pelvis, and beneath the ribs in the abdomen. This pain can go from a dull yearn to a sharp wound, frequently leaving the area blue. In case you have any sudden pain that continues for more than a couple of days, you need to see a specialist.
  3. A mass or lump: A mass or protuberance in the abdomen can be an indication of renal cancer. Kidney knots might be hard to feel since they are somewhere down in the abdomen. Once a bump is found, your specialist may arrange symptomatic tests such as an ultrasound or a CT scan. These tests may diagnose what your knot might be.
  4. Iron deficiency and fatigueWeakness and a fall in your iron levels are the most common symptoms of any type of cancer. Cancer exhaustion is not quite the same as simply feeling tired.
  5. Weight reduction, loss of appetite and feverAnother normal side effect of cancer is sudden and startling weight reduction. This happens quickly without any excessive workouts or dieting. A person diagnosed with cancer can also face a loss of appetite. In fact, even their most loved food items can get to be unappealing. Frequent fever is yet another common symptoms among most cancer patients.

In case your specialist suspects that you may have renal cancer, they will take some information about your and family’s medical history. They will then do a physical exam. Discoveries that can show renal cancer include swelling or irregularities in the stomach area. In case of men, augmented veins in the scrotal sac (varicocele) may be found.

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Does Donating A Kidney Affect Life Expectancy?

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Does Donating A Kidney Affect Life Expectancy?

Whenever we choose to undergo a surgery, there are a lot of questions that we try to seek answers for. Here's a list of things one must know before he or she opts for kidney donation!

What is the rate of recovery?
The recovery period of the donor is usually in the range of 5-7 days. However, it depends on how fast an individual recovers and what is the kind of procedure performed on the patient. It can greatly vary from person to person. The donor might feel an itching sensation and experience pain as the incision heals. Activities such as contact sports and heavy lifting are not advised, post 6 weeks of surgery.

How does the transplant affect the donor?
Living with one kidney is not unusual and it is possible to lead a normal life with some to no problem at all. The donor’s kidney has a tendency to increase in size after the transplant. This happens to make up for the lost kidney. While some physical exercise is healthy for the body, activities that require heavy body movement should be avoided. Donors are required to go through extensive medical check every six months to avoid any possible complications.

Does donating a kidney affect life expectancy?
Life expectancy does not decrease after kidney donation and the chance of the existing kidney failure is limited too. Studies have revealed that a donor has a tendency of developing a high level of blood pressure. Having said this, a thorough discussion with the transplant team should be done to discuss any possible complications that might occur post the surgery.

Mental state after kidney donation:
A donor can go through a mixed set of emotions after donating a kidney. Overwhelming joy, depression, relief and anxiety are some of the common emotions a donor goes through. Studies have shown that less than 1% of all donors show any signs of regret. On the contrary, more than 80% donors reveal that they would have done the donation anyways. The donation experience is generally positive. If, however, a donor is going through emotions he cannot handle, he should join a self-help group or report to a doctor.

Is there any side effect of kidney donation?
Apart from the scar a patient receives after the surgery, there aren’t too many complications. Having said this, there are tendencies to develop high blood pressure, proteinuria and a reduced functionality of the kidney, resulting in pain. Long-term diseases such as nerve damage, obstruction, and hernia can catch up as well.

Is there any dietary restriction?
It is entirely possible to go back to your old and regular diet. However, in the case of any complications, a patient might have to skip few things from the diet. It is a good idea to get a clear picture about the dietary requirements from the kidney transplant team.

Does donation hinder in getting pregnant?
The medical advice from a doctor is that it is not a good idea to become pregnant till at least six weeks post the surgery. However, it is entirely possible to get pregnant after kidney donation. But it should be ensured that a patient receives very good prenatal care to reduce any possible complications.

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Kidney Stones - Types And Symptoms!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Kidney Stones - Types And Symptoms!

The 4 types of kidney stones and their common symptoms

Defined as hard and small mineral deposits that develop inside your kidney, kidney stones are made up of acid salts and minerals. The causes of this disease are not well-defined, although risk factors include drinking very little amounts of water and having a diet rich in sodium, protein and oxalate (chocolate and green leafy foods for example). However, knowing the type of kidney stone you suffer from can help ascertain the cause.

Here are the common types of kidney stones.

1. Struvite stones

This type of kidney stone is usually a response to certain kind of infection, such as a urinary tract infection for example. Characterised by rapid growth and a large size, struvite stones can develop without any warning signs.

2. Calcium stones

These are the most common type and are caused by a diet rich in oxalate. Risk factors for calcium stones include a diet consisting of plenty of nuts, chocolates and certain fruits and vegetables; metabolic disorders, high doses of vitamin d and intestinal bypass surgery, all of which can increase the amounts of calcium or oxalate in your urine, indicating the development of kidney stones.

3. Cystine stones

Those individuals with a hereditary disorder that causes their kidneys to produce certain amino acids (cystinuria to be precise) in excess are most likely to get cystine stones.

4. Uric acid stones

These are common in those whose diets are lacking in water or those who suffer from the excess fluid loss. People with a high protein diet and those who suffer from gout are also at risk. Genetic factors play a major role as well in increasing your risk of getting uric acid stones.

Apart from these, there are other rarer types of kidney stones that can also arise depending on a combination of an individual's lifestyle and genetic make-up.

However, to determine whether you're suffering from any of the aforementioned types of kidney stones, you must first know its common symptoms, which are:

  •   Excruciating pain in your sides, and back, especially below your ribs
  •   Feelings of pain in the groin and the lower parts of your abdomen
  •   Intense and fluctuating pain that comes and goes in waves
  •   Pain while urinating
  •   Urine that is red, brown or pink in colour
  •   Urine that's cloudy or has a foul odour
  •   Vomiting and nausea
  •   Constant urge to urinate
  •   Increased frequency of urination
  •   Urinating in small amounts
  •   Chills and fever in case of an infection
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How Dialysis Patients Can Cope With Depression?

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
How Dialysis Patients Can Cope With Depression?

A diseased kidney is one that has lost its ability to carry out the filtration process in a proper manner. This process of filtration usually sends the waste and toxins out of the body in a routine manner. In such cases, a kidney disease manifests which requires a number of treatment measures. Dialysis is something that enters the treatment plan at a later stage as chronic early stage kidney disease can remain in the patient’s body for many years. When the kidney function comes down to 15%, then most doctors recommend the start of dialysis which is basically a process that removes the excess waste and fluid from the blood. This can be a process that will leave the patient fatigued and in a mental state that is not exactly stable and positive at all times. It is common to see dialysis patients battling depression due to the chronic nature of the treatment as well as the low chances of recovery.

So, let us find out how dialysis patients can cope with depression.

  1. Professional Help: Depression is said to be like a common cold when it comes to mental diseases. The state of a person’s body can very well affect the balance in his or her mind and lead to depression. Starting from pressing circumstances to hormonal changes as well as chronic ailments, depression can affect people due to a number of reasons. Dialysis patients who are undergoing depression must consult a professional specialist like a psychiatrist who will help the patient understand and cope with the situation with the use of therapy based counselling.
  2. Medication: The patient can also be given medication that will prevent the build up of unnecessary stress by blocking the production of those hormones that result in a negative state of mind. This medication must be prescribed after speaking the patient’s nephrologist about what kind of medication will suit the patient specifically.
  3. Psychotherapy: Long term psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy that can help the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in talking the patient through the problems. Besides giving the patient the scope and platform to air out the problems and reach solutions regarding normal day to day functioning despite the troubles, this kind of therapy also aims at equipping the patient with a better perspective and improved attitude.

While going through this kind of therapy and medication, it is important to keep a team of nephrologists and psychiatrists in the loop so that the patient may reach out at any time in order to avail help in the most trying situations. This will give a blanket of security to the patient as well.

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Hi Dr. I have the disease name ADPKD. The Dr. has suggested that tht there will b no effect at this age but later on it may cause a problem. Please advise me what cn I do.

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Hi Dr. I have the disease name ADPKD. The Dr. has suggested that tht there will b no effect at this age but later on ...
Keep check on blood pressure. Urine routine. Serum creatinine. Blood test every 3 month. And keep follow up with doctor 3 monthly.
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Know The Reasons Behind Renal Hypertension!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Know The Reasons Behind Renal Hypertension!

Causes and Symptoms of Renal Hypertension

High blood pressure is characterized by an increased force that the blood exerts on the blood vessels when it moves through the body. Renal hypertension is a blood pressure disorder where the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys become narrow, as a result of which the blood pressure through these vessels increases.

Causes

It is caused when the arteries that supply blood to the kidney get narrow or get blocked. This can cause the kidney to release specific hormones that signal the body to retain water and sodium. This can put additional pressure on the blood vessels which leads to increased blood pressure. It can also be caused by atherosclerosis which is characterized by hardening of the arteries. Improper development of the arteries can also lead to renal hypertension.

Symptoms

The symptoms of renal hypertension are:

  • Feeling confused
  • Blurred vision
  • Regular headaches
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Gradual decline in kidney function
  • Possible long-term damage to the kidney
  • Feeling lethargic and drowsy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dryness in skin
  • Muscle cramps
  • Breathing difficulties

Treatments

The diagnostic procedure for this disorder consists of blood, urine, doppler ultrasound and CT angiography or MR angiography tests. Treatments for this disorder usually include medications to ease blood pressure. Preventive measures include modifications in lifestyle such as following a proper diet, limiting smoking, restricting sodium or salt in the diet and following an exercise regimen. Steps should also be taken to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are highly beneficial to control the condition. Sometimes intervention is needed in the form of PTRA and stenting.

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I am 26 years old and I have single right kidney, now my kidney failed and I am undergoing dialysis on alternate days, now I am getting stomach pain continuously. What is the reason? Should I take any tablets.

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
I am 26 years old and I have single right kidney, now my kidney failed and I am undergoing dialysis on alternate days...
Abdomin pain in a dialysis patient can be due to various reasons it can include simple things like acidity, can be gallbladder stones, it can be other reasons like kidney stones or any infection in the tummy or even constipation the exact cause needs to be evaluated by the treating doctor and accordingly treatment should be given.
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Sir, 8 months back I had 3 to 4 mm stone in kidney after 5 months treatment, stones are gone out, suggest me what kind of food habits to followed.

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Sir, 8 months back I had 3 to 4 mm stone in kidney after 5 months treatment, stones are gone out, suggest me what kin...
Drink 3 litre water per day. Avoid non veg food stuffs. These are two basic precausions. Rest will depend on blood reports and stone analysis.
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Kidney Disease - 8 Signs You Might Be Suffering From It!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Kidney Disease - 8 Signs You Might Be Suffering From It!

As important as your kidneys are to your overall well-being, symptoms of their malfunction can be less noticeable. Yet, early detection is vital to prevent future complications and permanent kidney damage. Here are eight warning signs to let you know that your detoxifying organ is not working right:

  1. High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is the most common sign of kidney disease, all patients suffering from high blood pressure should know there kidney function status. There is a high chance that they might be suffering from a kidney disease.
  2. SwellingFluid retention is a warning sign that something is up with your kidney function. One of the prime function of the kidney is to keep your body balanced and deliver nutrients through proper regulation of water. If the kidney is not working right, fluid can accumulate in your tissues and you will notice swelling in ankles, feet, face, legs or hands.
  3. Urine: Afterall, producing urine is one of the main functions of the kidney, so it makes sense to pay attention to your urinary output. If you see the following changes in your urine, then it might signal a kidney problem
    1. Difficulty in urinating
    2. Blood in your urine
    3. Less frequent urination and darker output
    4. Increased urination and light-coloured output
    5. Foamy or bubbly urine
    6. Waking up during the night with urgent need to go, at times more than once
  4. NauseaWithout a proper outlet to disperse the toxins out of your body, your system may feel the need to expel them through other forms. You may feel nauseated or even vomit due to excessive toxin build-up in your system.
  5. FatigueEveryone has a day when they feel tired, but long-term fatigue is definitely not right. Tiredness or fatigue is produced by a lack of hormone called EPO or erythropoietin that stimulates the production of red blood cells. Stressed kidneys do not produce enough erythropoietin, thereby making you feel very tired.
  6. Itchy RashesWhen the garbage piles up in the system, it can result in itchy patches in your skin. Unlike normal rashes, these are deep and topical treatment will not help that much. At times they can also manifest as small red bumps.
  7. Anaemia: If kidneys do not produce enough red blood stimulating EPO, it can lead to anemia. Anemia can make you feel dizzy or winded out.
  8. Poor Appetite and Bad Taste in Mouth: The excessive build-up of toxins can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, producing bad breath. Your sense of taste can also fall because of this, leading to dull appetite.

It is always a good idea to heed early warning signs and prevent damage. So, pay attention to these signs and keep your renal system up.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Glomerulonephritis - Things That Can Cause It!

DM - Nephrology, MD-Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Glomerulonephritis - Things That Can Cause It!

Our kidneys are responsible for filtering blood in order to remove all the toxic waste and then clear them out through urine. These tiny filters are known as glomeruli. Like any other organ, the functioning of the kidneys could be affected due to acute reasons, which can lead to accumulation of toxins in the body.

This can be due to either age, injury, infection, or other diseases. Acute infection of the kidneys causing glomerulonephritis is a very common condition. Read on to know more about its types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Types/causes:

  1. Can be acute or chronic. Most acute cases follow an episode of viral or bacterial infection like skin or throat infection. Children are more likely to develop this compared to healthy adults. When presenting with reddish urine, it is always important to ask if there was a recent episode of throat or skin infection (bacterial or viral). A positive answer should lead to a suspicion for glomerulonephritis
  2. Can occur as a separate infection or as a part of other infections like a bladder infection, etc.
  3. Diabetics are more prone to develop chronic glomerulonephritis
  4. People with autoimmune diseases like lupus can also develop the chronic variety
  5. Vascular conditions like polyarteritis which affect multiple blood vessels also can lead to glomerulonephritis

Symptoms:
One of the most common symptoms includes the release of blood into the urine, which gives it a cola colour. This red-tinged urine is one of the most obvious symptoms of glomerulonephritis

  1. Fluid retention can lead to swelling of the legs, hands, and face
  2. Higher levels of blood pressure
  3. Chemically, there could be increased amount of protein released into the urine, and urinalysis will reveal higher amounts of protein in the urine

Complications:
As it can be asymptomatic, it can go untreated and can cause:

  1. Acute kidney failure
  2. Chronic kidney disease
  3. High blood pressure

Diagnosis: The chronic condition can go unnoticed due to lack of symptoms.

  1. If the patient complains of red or foaming urine, a urinalysis should be done. This would indicate blood cells, increased protein levels, and increased creatinine levels.
  2. Blood tests would indicate higher creatinine and BUN levels
  3. Imaging studies (CT scan or x-rays) can be done in chronic cases to identify the extent of kidney damage
  4. In some cases, biopsy may be done

Treatment:

  1. Acute cases may subside on their own or may require a course of antibiotics
  2. Associated conditions like autoimmune disorders, diabetes, vasculitis, should be treated
  3. Long-term kidney failure patients may require dialysis or transplant to restore kidney function.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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