- Cancers of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra
- Acute, sudden, long-term or chronic Renal failure
- Kidney infections
- Acid-base fluctuations.
- Damage caused on kidneys due to effects of diabetes and hypertension
- Kidney and bladder stones
- Renal vascular diseases that disturb the blood vessel networks within the kidneys.
- Tubulointerstitial diseases affecting the kidneys tubules
- Ill effects of toxins and drugs on the kidneys
- Nephrotic syndrome and nephritis
- Autoimmune diseases including lupus and autoimmune vasculitis
- Renal Transplantations
- Anemia related to kidney disease.
Treatment for additional conditions
- Electrolyte disorder
- Diabetic Kidney disorder
- Kidney failure
- Kidney diseases
- Lupus nephritis
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Renal insufficiency
- Polycystic Kidney disorder
Symptoms of Nephrology related disorders
- Frequent swelling in the legs
- Frequent headaches
- Dry and itchy skin
- Unexplained confusion, memory problems, or trouble focusing
- Reduced sense of taste and appetite
- Less energy and trouble concentrating
- Pain, fluid in the joints, or stiffness
- Exhaustion during the day but problems sleeping at night
- Unexplained blood pressure problems
- Muscle cramps, numbness, or weakness
- Blood in the urine (hematuria)
- Abnormal weight loss
Nephrology is a field of medicine that deals with the kidneys and the associated diseases with it.
Urologists specialize in issues related to the bladder, penis, testicle, urinary tract, and male reproductive system while nephrologists specialize in issues related to the kidneys.
- Diabetic kidney disorder
- Electrolyte disorders
- Hypertension (chronic hypertension)
- Kidney disease
Physicians refer you to a nephrologist if you have kidney disease, kidney infection, or kidney failure.
Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. It also keeps the blood vessels open and delivers essential nutrients to the kidneys.
A nephrologist will review your medical history, and do a physical examination to determine how your kidneys are functioning. Apart from that, a nephrologist will order blood and urine tests and diagnostic imaging of your kidneys may also be required.
- You’re more tired, have less energy, or are having trouble concentrating.
- You’re having trouble sleeping.
- You have dry and itchy skin.
- You feel the need to urinate more often.
- You see blood in your urine.
- Your urine is foamy.
- You’re experiencing persistent puffiness around your eyes.
- Try to remain active and fit
- Control your blood sugar levels
- Monitor blood pressure
- Monitor weight and eat a healthy diet
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Don’t smoke or consume tobacco in any form
- Be aware of the amount of OTC pills you take
Your kidney numbers include two tests: ACR (Albumin to Creatinine Ratio) and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). Your GFR will determine what stage of kidney disease you have – there are 5 stages. Both data can be obtained via a blood test
If you urinate less often or have brown, red, or purple-coloured urine then that can be the first hint to the kidney problem.
Drinking too much soda can harm the kidneys. Carbonated drinks lead to the formation of kidney stones.
Yes! It helps because it has very less potassium content. It can be used even in Stage 4 of Chronic Kidney disease.
Kidneys process any food that we eat or drink. However, too much salt, lots of fats, and sugar can be hard for the kidneys to process.
The white part of an egg is good for the kidneys and not the yolk. The white part contains the proteins that are good for the kidneys.
Itching tends to affect both sides of the body at the same time and may feel internal, like a crawling feeling just below the skin. It can be continuous or intermittent.
- Sodium is less than 2,000 mg per day potassium.
- Potassium less than 2,000 mg per day
- Phosphorus less than 800–1,000 mg per day
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- Egg Whites
- Olive Oil
- Skinless chicken