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Keep Your Childs Kidney's Safe

M.D Pediatrics, fellowship pediatric nephrology.
Pediatrician,
Keep Your Childs Kidney's Safe

1. Drink plenty of water
2. Do not stone voiding.
3. Get treated for constipation.
4. In young girls clean anus from front back.

5. Do not take my medication without doctors advice.

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Best Kidney Hospital in India

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Kidney Hospital in India

Kidney problems are growing at an alarming rate in India with more than 200,000 kidney failures being reported annually. It becomes very important to take care of your kidneys, as the improper functioning of kidneys can lead to serious health problems or even death.

Regular health check-ups especially if you have kind of metabolic disorders becomes very important as metabolic disorders increase your risk of kidney disorder and failure. Treatment for kidney disorders especially kidney failures can be very expensive.

Here is the list of top kidney hospitals in India.

1. S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mahim West, Mumbai

S.L.Raheja Hospital at Mahim is a well-established name in healthcare and medical world. The center has the best doctors and well-equipped infrastructure to provide all kind of solution to healthcare problems. It is also known for nephrology  & urology service. They have the latest labs and advanced technologies that offer best diagnosis and treatments.

Consultation fees: ₹500 - ₹3000

2. Fortis Hospital, Mulund West, Mumbai

Fortis Hospital is a 300 bedded multispeciality hospital that offers a wide variety of OPD as well as IPD services. The center is well equipped with the latest healthcare technologies to deal with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions affecting the kidneys & urology. They are also known for some of the best doctors on board.

Consultation fees: ₹800 - ₹1500

3. Medanta Mediclinic Defence Colony, New Delhi

Medenta clinics are known for world-class technology and specialised team of doctors.  They are known for their treatment to ensure that the health of patients' kidney improves and to delay deterioration. They are also known for the best in the class dialysis center and surgical treatments in case the situation gets worse.

Consultation fees: ₹800- ₹2000

4. Narayana Hospital, DLF phase 3, Gurgaon

Dr. Sudeep Singh Sachdev is associated with Narayana hospital. He is one of the famous nephrologists in Gurugram. With years of experience in treating various types of kidney and urinary disorders. He specialises in urinary tract infections, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantations. He firmly believes that the devotion and care by a doctor can bring healing, comfort and most importantly hope in the lives of his patients.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

5. Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital is a multi speciality hospital with a dedicated division  of nephrology and renal transplant to deal with any kind of kidney disorders or failures. They provide comprehensive services with IPD, OPD and daycare facility for a dialysis patient. The department and team is well equipped and experienced to perform any kind of surgery or transplant. They have a good success rate in kidney transplant.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

6. Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi

Dr. Ashok Sarin, who is associated with Apollo Hospital,  and he has more than 46 years of experience. He has completed his fellowship from the UK. He is associated with many reputed medical societies and has won many prestigious awards in his field. He specialises in urinary tract infections, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantations.

Consultation fees: ₹1200

7. Max Multi Speciality Centre, Pitampura, New Delhi

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Chhabra is one of the best Nephrologists in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. With more than 13 years of experience.  He is associated with Max hospital and is known for success rate in kidney transplant and dialysis.

Consultation fees: ₹600

8. Noble Medicare, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Dr. Sanjiv Saxena is a very renowned and successful Nephrology/Renal specialist with years of experience. He is associated with many clinics & hospitals like PSRI and Noble Medicare. He holds an expertise in kidney dialysis treatment, kidney transplant treatment and planning, kidney stones treatment, lithotripsy process and many more. Years of experience and with the kind of knowledge and information he is well known for his right diagnosis and treatment at the right time.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

9. Moolchand Hospital, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi

Dr. Ramesh Hotchandani holds an experience of more than 37 years in nephro practice. He is associated with clinics like Hots Medicare & hospital like Moolchand hospital.

Consultation fees:  ₹1000

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Kidney Stones

Dr. Hiral Kumar Rakholiya 90% (1658 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Kidney Stones

Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.

Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.

Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they're recognized in a timely fashion. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone. In other instances — for example, if stones become lodged in the urinary tract, are associated with a urinary infection or cause complications — surgery may be needed.

Your doctor may recommend preventive treatment to reduce your risk of recurrent kidney stones if you're at increased risk of developing them again.

SYMPTOMS

A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureter — the tube connecting the kidney and bladder. At that point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain on urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent need to urinate
  • Urinating more often than usual
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present
  • Urinating small amounts

Pain caused by a kidney stone may change — for instance, shifting to a different location or increasing in intensity — as the stone moves through your urinary tract.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms that worry you.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Pain so severe that you can't sit still or find a comfortable position
  • Pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting
  • Pain accompanied by fever and chills
  • Blood in your urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

Causes

Kidney stones often have no definite, single cause, although several factors may increase your risk.

Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances — such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid — than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form.

Types of kidney stones

Knowing the type of kidney stone helps determine the cause and may give clues on how to reduce your risk of getting more kidney stones. If possible, try to save your kidney stone if you pass one so that you can bring it to your doctor for analysis.

Types of kidney stones include:

  • Calcium stones. Most kidney stones are calcium stones, usually in the form of calcium oxalate. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance found in food and is also made daily by your liver. Some fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and chocolate, have high oxalate content.

    Dietary factors, high doses of vitamin D, intestinal bypass surgery and several metabolic disorders can increase the concentration of calcium or oxalate in urine.

    Calcium stones may also occur in the form of calcium phosphate. This type of stone is more common in metabolic conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis. It may also be associated with certain migraine headaches or with taking certain seizure medications, such as topiramate (Topamax).

  • Struvite stones. Struvite stones form in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection. These stones can grow quickly and become quite large, sometimes with few symptoms or little warning.
  • Uric acid stones. Uric acid stones can form in people who don't drink enough fluids or who lose too much fluid, those who eat a high-protein diet, and those who have gout. Certain genetic factors also may increase your risk of uric acid stones.
  • Cystine stones. These stones form in people with a hereditary disorder that causes the kidneys to excrete too much of certain amino acids (cystinuria).

Risk factors

Factors that increase your risk of developing kidney stones include:

  • Family or personal history. If someone in your family has kidney stones, you're more likely to develop stones, too. And if you've already had one or more kidney stones, you're at increased risk of developing another.
  • Dehydration. Not drinking enough water each day can increase your risk of kidney stones. People who live in warm climates and those who sweat a lot may be at higher risk than others.
  • Certain diets. Eating a diet that's high in protein, sodium (salt) and sugar may increase your risk of some types of kidney stones. This is especially true with a high-sodium diet. Too much salt in your diet increases the amount of calcium your kidneys must filter and significantly increases your risk of kidney stones.
  • Being obese. High body mass index (BMI), large waist size and weight gain have been linked to an increased risk of kidney stones.
  • Digestive diseases and surgery. Gastric bypass surgery, inflammatory bowel disease or chronic diarrhea can cause changes in the digestive process that affect your absorption of calcium and water, increasing the levels of stone-forming substances in your urine.
  • Other medical conditions. Diseases and conditions that may increase your risk of kidney stones include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism, certain medications and some urinary tract infections.

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All About Kidney Stones

Fellowship In Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
All About Kidney Stones

The pair of kidneys that human beings have, forms an important part in the excretory system. They perform specific and important functions. They excrete urine as well as help in eliminating the toxins, which accumulate in the body. Kidney stones occur when the minerals present in the urine without being discharged, keep on accumulating. This gives rise to an extremely painful and uncomfortable situation. Though sometimes the situation gets revoked all by itself, many a times it requires medical intervention. 

Some of the symptoms of kidney stones are

  1. Excruciating pain in the back
  2. Pain while urinating
  3. Tendencies to vomit
  4. Dizziness
  5. Fever 

However, there are several preventive measures which you can undertake in order to avert the situation. Some of them are:

  1. Drink lots of water: Kidney stone is one of those rare conditions that once occurred, always carry the latent threat of recurring again. Therefore, drinking water in large quantities becomes essential. The more you drink water, the more frequently you would urinate, thereby curbing the chances of the minerals settling in the kidneys.
  2. Avoid certain foods: Food like beets, spinach, those which are replete with calcium oxalate should be avoided in order to minimize chances of having kidney stones.
  3. Change your diet: If you are trying to avoid the eventuality of developing kidney stones, it is imperative that you change your diet a bit. It is recommended that you exclude animal protein as much as possible and assiduously avoid the intake of salt as much as possible.
  4. Take less calcium supplements: Calcium generally is considered a nemesis to your kidneys and is prescribed by doctors to be avoided. However recent research has thwarted this claim. Calcium does not pose a threat to kidneys. However calcium supplements definitely do and therefore, should be avoided.
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Foods That Care For Your Kidneys

Fellow of Kidney Transplant, DNB (Nephrology), DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Foods That Care For Your Kidneys
Foods that Heal the Kidneys

We are well aware that our kidneys perform one of the most important jobs for our body, they drain the waste. Yet, it remains one of the most neglected organs in a lot of cases due to our not being aware. Our kidneys also need nourishment and apart from drinking adequate water at regular intervals, following foods ensure kidney health.

1) Having Cherries - Cherries help reduce the redness & swelling. They contain a good amount of vitamins c, k & b6, folate, citrate as well as magnesium. Cherries are known to reduce uric acid levels in the body and, lowering the risk of gout attacks.

2) Eating Cranberries - There are high levels of vitamin c and manganese in cranberries. Traditionally, cranberries were used to women to cure utis. Pure cranberry juice when mixed with water reduced levels of oxalate and phosphate in the urine, thus reducing risk of kidney stone formation.

3) Consuming Cinnamon - Known for its quality to regulate glucose levels, cinnamon helps the body by offering protection from disorders in blood sugar level. Diabetes can be damaging for the kidneys, by keeping the blood sugar level constant.

4) Kidney Beans - Kidney beans are said to be effective home remedy for kidney stones and have high healing potential.

5) Using Garlic and Onion - Onions and garlic both have a powerful flavonoid called quercetin which protects smokers from kidney damage. Non-smokers get the added advantage of improved metabolism.

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Kidney Stones - When It Is Must To Consult A Doctor?

Dr. Akanksha 84% (169 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Nephrologist, Noida
Kidney Stones - When It Is Must To Consult A Doctor?

In recent times, doctors have seen increasing incidence of renal or kidney stones. Numerous patients are now coming to doctors with lower abdominal and lower back pain linked to renal uretic stones. In fact, the intensity of pain these patients feel has been proven to be second only to labour pains during childbirth. It is already well known that the cases of stones increase during summer, due to the lack of urination and concentration of salts in the urine. However, now the lack of water and concentration of salts may not be the only reason behind these stones.

According to some Indian doctors in India’s eastern city of Kolkata, they have been coming across a type of stones, called “lifestyle stones” which are formed in the kidney and then pass into the Ureter. These stones get stuck in the Ureter causing the unbearable pain known as Ureteric colic. It has been noticed that these stones are smaller in size than the traditional kidney stones. In such a scenario, you must know that when and why must call on a doctor as you experience abdominal pain.

Some interesting facts about kidney stones: It has been noticed by several doctors across the globe that multiple stones can be formed at the same time. They believe that the pain is in most cases accompanied by severe nausea. These are treated in a two-pronged approach. In the first stage, the pain is taken care of. Once the pain is under control, doctors ask you for a urine test. Later, you need to go through a USG followed by a CT Scan. This is conducted to identify the location of the stone. The stone or clusters of stones are then shattered or destroyed with the use of a laser beam or a Holmium laser.

When it is must to see a doctor?
Kidney stones need medical attention. You can’t keep waiting for things to get worst as your entire excretion process is disturbed. The presence of stones will raise the toxic levels in your body. Forget the kidneys; it may also damage other organs. Therefore, it is always advisable to see a doctor as soon as the symptoms are noticed. You must pay the visit to a doctor, if you are experiencing or have noticed these symptoms:
1. Severe pain in the side, abdomen, groin, or genitals.
2. Presence of blood in the urine.
3. If you see signs of a urinary tract infection, including any pain or burning sensation at the time of urination
4. Severe Vomiting
5. Fever and shivering

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

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Kidneys Clean Every Minute! Simplest Way To Cleanse Your Kidneys.

Dr. Manish Gambhir 89% (1396 ratings)
BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Kidneys Clean Every Minute! Simplest Way To Cleanse Your Kidneys.
How To Naturally Cleanse Your Kidneys.

Kidneys are vital organs of the body for a reason. They remove all the toxins and excessive salts from the body, purifying it each day. However, even your kidneys need cleansing so that their efficiency doesn’t drop. One of the best ways of doing so is by removing all the toxin and salt deposits that are found in the kidneys. One simple and easy method can help you in cleansing your kidneys at regular intervals of time.

Extract of Coriander and Parsley

Boil a mixture of freshly chopped parsley and coriander leaves in water and drink this water for multiple times in a day.

Benefits

Drinking the concoction 4-6 times a month can effectively cleanse your kidneys. A change in urine after a few days of consumption is an indication that this extract has started working. This method not only cleanses the kidneys and removes excessive salts and toxins, but also erodes any stones that are being formed due to excessive minerals in the body.

It is important to increase the amount of water consumed every day, more fluids in the body makes sure that this process is effectively assisted.

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Kidney Health - 6 Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy!

Dr. Prashant C Dheerendra 89% (28 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Bangalore
Kidney Health - 6 Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy!

Kidney is a crucial detoxifying organ that performs a lot of functions including, absorption of minerals, filtration of blood and production of hormones and urine. It also helps your body to maintain a healthy PH level. Since kidney failure can prove to be fatal, it is essential to keep it healthy, to ensure smooth function of your system.

The following are the tips to ensure the health of your kidneys:

  1. Adequate intake of water: It is advised to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily, to help your kidneys function properly.  Adequate intake of water ensures that your body is able to flush out the harmful toxins at regular intervals.  However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.
  2. Control your blood pressure and blood sugar level: Diabetes is one of the major causes of kidney failure. It is recommended to control your blood sugar level on a regular basis to ensure healthy functioning of your kidney. People who have high level of blood sugar and blood pressure are more susceptible to suffer from kidney disorders.
  3. Quit tobacco: Accumulations of toxins in your body tend to have a harmful impact on not only your kidneys but also on your overall health. It is strictly recommended to quit smoking and using other forms of tobacco to protect your kidneys from damage. 
  4. Reduce weight: Obesity and the problem of excessive body fat are harmful for your body in more than ways than one. Being overweight makes you more susceptible to develop kidney cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to lose a few kilos to ensure the proper functioning of your kidneys.
  5. Avoid intake of analgesics without prescription: Most analgesics have the tendency to be harsh on your kidneys.  Ingestion of analgesics increases your risk of developing kidney cancer. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen are some of the analgesics, which are known to affect your kidneys in the long term. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid taking them without consulting a doctor.
  6. Include healthy food in your diet: If you increase the intake of green vegetables in your diet, it will help your body to accelerate the process of detoxification.  Fruits and vegetables including watermelon, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, garlic and onions provide considerable aid in removing the toxins out of your system. However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.

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

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Prolonged Use Of Antacids Hits Kidney

Dr. Shilpa Chawla 84% (18 ratings)
BSc - Home Science, Diploma In Health & Nutrition, MSc - Dietitics/Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Prolonged Use Of Antacids Hits Kidney

Prolonged Use Of Antacids Hits Kidney

Recent global studies suggesting that prolonged use of widely prescribed anti-acidity pills to treat “gas” and heartburn may be linked to long-term kidney damage, acute renaldisease and chronic kidney disease have sparked fresh debate among doctors.

Though a few initial reports about the association of these drugs-also called PPIs (proton pump Inhibitors) with kidney disease have been published in reputed medical journals ,It is now that there are studies suggesting it’s more serious and linked to both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease doctors told.

Treatment Options For Kidney Stones!

Dr. Rajesh Gulia. 90% (23 ratings)
MBBS MS DNB MNAMS NYAMS
Urologist, Mohali
Treatment Options For Kidney Stones!

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.

Following are treatment options for kidney stones:

  1. Pain relievers - There might be a considerable amount of pain and discomfort associated with passing the stone through urine. Your doctor may recommend pain killers like Ibuprofen, Naproxen sodium or acetaminophen.
  2. Drinking water - Drinking around 3 liters of water a day will regulate your urinary system and can effectively eliminate small stones. Unless your doctor advices otherwise, drinking ample amount of fluids, usually water, is one of the commonest way to get rid of small kidney stones.
  3. Medical therapy - In order to eliminate the kidney stone, your doctor may administer medical therapy. Medication like alpha blocker helps in passing the kidney stone with least pain and more quickly. It relaxes the muscles in the ureter and makes the process relatively easy.

Large stones with severe symptoms:

  1. Surgical removal of kidney stones Surgical removal of stones is done with the help of a procedure called nephrolithotomy. It uses small telescopes and other instruments which are inserted in your back through a small incision. It is generally done in case of large stones and when ESWL fails.
  2. Using sound waves to break up stones In this technique, a procedure called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), is employed. ESWL uses the help of sound waves to create vibrations which breaks the stones in smaller pieces. This procedure takes about an hour and can cause mild pain and discomfort. Your doctor may administer sedatives to reduce your sensitivity. ESWL has side effects like blood in urine or bruising in the abdomen. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.
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