I'm Dr. Suraj Gupta. I m a consultant nephrologist and practicing in Kidney and hypertension clinic in Gurgaon and Narayana super speciality Hospital, Gurgaon.
Well, I would be going to discuss briefly about chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease or CKD which s stand due to gradual decrease of kidney function. Kidneys are one of the important organs of the body. And the primary function of the kidney is to filter and clear the toxins from the body. What are the overtime conditions like diabetes, hypertension and sticky kidney disease or autoimmune disorders can lead dysfunction in our kidney and can reduce the ability and weakening the ability of our kidneys to filter or remove the toxins from our body. What are the most important causes of chronic kidney disease or CKD? Most important causes of chronic kidney disease of CKD is diabetes or hypertension. These are the most prevalence causes of CKD. Other causes or other people who are at risk are people who have a family history of chronic kidney disease or people who take lot of pain killers or over the counter painkillers, even something as insignificant like a brufen tablet can cause chronic kidney disease if used very (inaudible 1:26) and very long period of time. What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease? Chronic kidney disease or CKD in majority of time is described as a very silent disease. There are no symptoms in the early stages of chronic kidney disease. Once it advances symptoms are very nonspecific. Most of the time it could be present with vague symptoms like nausea, vomiting, reduced appetite, gradually as it worsen it can cause swelling in your feet, swelling at your face, reduced frequency and alteration in urine. Other symptoms can be severe, can be fatigue ability because of anemia or uncontrolled blood pressure. These all can present as symptoms of chronic kidney disease. And in advance cases of chronic kidney disease they can be clinically present as shortness of breath, inability to lie down, and difficulty in sleeping, severe itching in your body. All these are common symptoms. How to detect chronic kidney disease? Majority of the times it present as a, a lot of time, it present by routine findings in the form of lab investigations. Most common investigation is the serum creatinine which is a routine blood test and it can be instantly detect by elevated serum creatinine. The other most important investigation is a very small investigation with very small and very less costly investigation which is urine routine and any loss of protein urine routine can signify chronic kidney disease or CKD. As we are coming in the era of rising prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension so we see more and more of chronic kidney disease as well. So it is important and it is important to pick up these disease at an early stage because once it reaches the advance stage it becomes irreversible and it becomes untreatable. And the different options which remains are either dialysis of kidney transplant or nothing else can be done further. So it is important to pick them early and that is what my message would be.
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Hi Sir, How can we control nephrotic syndrome. Yeh kis age tak hota hai bacho ko? Meri daughter 16 mnths ki thi jab se start hua h. Urine mai protein 4+ tak jata h. Is it right ki ye 15 years ki age ke baad repeat nahi hota.
Blood circulation is one of the most important functions in our body because blood is the medium that carries oxygen and all the significant nutrients to the different organs. When blood circulation takes place, a certain pressure is exerted on the arteries of the heart and the blood vessels. However, when this pressure increases, a condition called high blood pressure develops whereby the systolic and the diastolic pressure escalate above the normal levels. High blood pressure not only leads to the damage of the heart, the brain and the eyes, it also leads to the impairment of the kidneys.
To combat a fast-paced life in an urban setting, we adapt certain lifestyle measures which serve some of the core purposes, like satiating our hunger, quickly. One of these measures includes the intake of canned products. With canned foods, cooking becomes faster and easier. But, one of the major downsides of canned foods is that too much of it can lead to the development of high blood pressure.
The link between BPA and canned foods
BPA or Bisphenol A is an industrial chemical that is present in high concentrations in canned foods and beverages. According to researchers, our body contains the reproductive hormone, estrogen in a particular amount. However, BPA mimics the properties of estrogen and tampers with the cells of the heart and our blood vessels that are otherwise sensitive to estrogen, thereby increasing the chances of high blood pressure. Because of that, same reason BPA can also lead to the development of cardiovascular disorders.
BPA is also the primary chemical used to prepare the food containers or the cans. That is why when people drink or eat from these cans, the body accumulates the chemical as well.
According to medical experts, the systolic pressure rises by 5 mm of Hg after consuming two bottles of canned beverages. To detect this effect better, a medical team conducted a study using 60 men and women, among whom some were asked to drink soy milk from canned bottles and the remaining drank the same product from glass bottles. After this, these 60 men and women underwent a urine test. The test results showed that those who drank from canned bottles had a significant amount of BPA in the urine, which concluded the fact that canned foods are not such a healthy option after all.
What can you do?
So instead of opting for canned foods, another option is basing your diet around fruits and salads. But not the canned variety, but the homemade ones. If you are strapped for time, then you can look for salad bars and cafes. Else simply look for easy to prepare recipes online, prepare the food and store them in your freezer.
I underwent kidney transplant 1 year ago now I have black spots between the hands of the fingers due to usage of dettol hand wash liquid when I meet the skin specialist he gave skin ointment to that. My question is this skin situation harmful to my transplant kidney?
Hi Sir, My father is on dialysis since last 1 year, 15 days back, he had Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in cerebellum, now he is discharged from Hospital but he has vomiting issue as per doctor its due to the kidney problem he has, since his last dyalsis, he is not able to digest anything. We eagerly want to visit you but your earliest appointment available is of 2nd Jul'18, which is very far off, please suggest the way forward.
I have cyst in kidney what procedure to remove it. My blood pressure is high. Stomach problems also all the times.in stomach I have gastric problem. And my whole body parts like hand foot and back always doing pain.
My father is 88 years old and facing water retention in body He also got admitted in hospital where lasix was injected for three days, He is taking Dytor20 for last ten days but creatinine level has increased to 2,2,What do you suggest. His B P was 115/60 today. Echo conducted shows 53 EF.
My bro in law 63 years having 3 dialysis a week. How to avoid it? ANY MEDICINE TO REVIVE IT. Please advice.
Hello sir, My father heart is functioning in low level and the creatinine is also in high level about 6.45 ,doctor say that dialysis is required, so my question is the dialysis is good for there?
Though it is well known that maintaining a healthy kidney becomes increasingly difficult over the years, there exists one particular kidney disorder that begins to affect the body very early on. Categorized as a genetic defect, an ectopic kidney refers to the misplacement of a kidney; it often occurs in the womb itself when the kidney somehow shifts upwards or crosses over to connect to the second kidney. Though an ectopic kidney may not be detected for a long time, it may lead to the onset of a number of fatal dysfunctions.
1. Urinary Tract Infection
Since one of the primary functions of the kidney involves clearing out waste products, an ectopic kidney could massively affect the process. Particularly, the flow of urine can be disrupted by the presence of an ectopic kidney as it will tend to retain the bacteria for far longer than is usual. If the urine remains in the system for too long, then it is subject to the development of a urinary tract infection. The symptoms of this may include painful urination, nausea and bouts of high fever.
2. Kidney Damage
Similarly, an ectopic kidney can also cause the urine to back up and invade the kidney region. This brings with a host of complications for the kidney and its standard functions. Though a single ectopic kidney may not lead to immediate kidney damage, the responsibilities for the other kidney doubles as it is subject to a greater load than usual. Should something happen to the other active kidney, your system may be under the threat of the much-dreaded kidney failure.
3. Kidney Stone
As one of the most common kidney disorders that continues to afflict major portions of populace year after year, a kidney stone is accompanied by a great deal of pain and discomfort. These stones are formed by means of substances such as calcium and oxalate that build up in your urinary tract. As an ectopic kidney has the tendency to interrupt the functioning of your urinary tract, the development of these urinary or kidney stones is much more likely.
This particular disorder refers to the swelling of the kidney due to an over-saturation of urine. As an ectopic kidney proves more room for the bacterial substances in the urine, they tend to multiply and block the safe drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. It can also occur on part of blood clotting, pregnancy, kidney stones and various cancers or tumours.
The above reasons demonstrate the extent to which your body may be affected by an ectopic kidney so make sure you are able to detect it as soon as possible. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!