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Is It Safe To Donate Kidney For A Loved One?

27 June, 2019
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Kidney removal or nephrectomy is a major surgery that removes a part of the entire kidney. Donor nephrectomy removes a healthy kidney from a donor to be placed in another person whose both kidneys have failed (end-stage renal disease), a procedure known as kidney transplantation. Those considering donating one of their kidneys to a loved …

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Understanding Kidney Failure Symptoms: Know if your kidneys are at risk

14 June, 2019
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<p>Let’s play a game. Extend the fingers of your hands. Curl them inwards. Now tightly clench them into your palm. What you see now is a fist. Game over! Your kidneys are about the size of these fists you made. Tiny, right? But these tiny kidneys ...

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Kidney Failure Symptoms in Tamil – அறிகுறி மற்றும் சிறுநீரக தோல்வி அறிகுறிகள்

12 June, 2019
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<p>நீங்கள் நீண்டகால சிறுநீரக நோய் அறிகுறிகள் (kidney Failure symptoms in Tamil) தெரிந்தவுடன், நீங்கள் சிகிச்சை பெற மற்றும் உங்கள் சிறந்த உணர முடியும். சி.கே.டி அறிகுறிகள் நுட்பமானவை. சிலருக்கு எந்த அறிகுறிகளும் கிடையாது &#8211; அல்லது அவர்கள் நினை...

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Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms, Stages and Treatment

12 March, 2019
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Times have changed and so has our lifestyles. We all live in a world, where each one is running a race of their own. The stress levels have gone up and life spans down. While we all have fair amount of knowledge about heart diseases and the importance of heart health, there is one organ …

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8 Symptoms of Kidney Infection & Disease You Must Know About

14 October, 2018
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Kidneys are important organs of the body with multiple functions. But, due to various factors, they may experience problems that can affect the whole body. Mostly all kidney or renal diseases are asymptomatic which makes it difficult for early diagnosis. Thus, it is very important to know the early symptoms of kidney infection/diseases. Therefore, to …

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Do Antibiotics Raise Kidney Stone Risk?

14 August, 2018
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As the study of medicines takes a giant leap every day, an equal if not larger, a leap is being taken simultaneously by the ill effects that accompany these medicines. In today’s world, we end up buying OTC (Over the Counter) medicines when we as much as let out a sneeze. Therefore, most of the …

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Life after Kidney Transplant

15 July, 2018
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Kidneys are one of the most vital organs of the body. They help release toxic waste matter from the body’s system by acting as a filter. This filtration process helps the body to be clean and toxic free and function well. Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs situated on the two sides of the spinal cord …

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Kidney Transplant: Complications

29 March, 2017
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Kidney transplant is like any other surgery and involves major risk factors like blood clotting, bleeding, infection, failure of the donated kidney, and rejection of the donated kidney. However, there are other complications to look out for post kidney transplant, which should be reported to the transplant team. These are critical complications that need immediate …

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Kidney Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

28 October, 2016
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Human body has two bean-shaped kidneys, each being of a fist size. Their main job is to produce urine, remove waste products and clean the blood. Found in the lower abdomen under the ribcage, it not only filters the waste but also makes sure that enough red blood cells are produced in the body. Like …

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Kidney Transplant – Post Transplant Care

20 October, 2016
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Post-transplant care is very essential to ensure a successful kidney transplant and avoid any factors that induce kidney damage. This usually comprises of lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions, and sticking to the medication regime. Read about Frequently Asked Questions about Kidney Transplant Medication Schedule Post your transplant the patient would be prescribed range of medications to …

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Five Foods to Avoid When you Have Kidney Stones

27 July, 2016
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Kidney stones are formed when three compounds: calcium, phosphorus and oxalate, found in urine, become over concentrated. In order to gain energy and repair body tissues, we eat food. After absorbing what it needs from foods, our body transfers waste product in the kidney and excreted as urine. So, among the various factors triggering kidney …

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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

26 July, 2016
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While sharing his views on ways to prevent kidney stones, an experienced Nephrologist in Gurgaon says Kidney stone prevention basically means preventing certain conditions that lead to the development of these chemical formations. When some chemicals become too concentrated in the urine, they unite together to form crystals which then grow into large masses called stones. Often, …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Kidneys

4 July, 2016
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Kidneys are like the cleaning staff of your body. Their job is to process all the waste and send it out of the body from the bladder in the form of urine. Thankfully, all of us are blessed with two kidneys and in case there is a problem in the functioning of one, the other one …

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How Can I Prevent Kidney Stones?

4 June, 2016
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According to an experienced Kidney Specialist in Mumbai, people who already have had experienced the troubling stones in their kidneys, it can happen more than once. If you have had it once, there is about 50% percent chance that it will happen again within 7 years, if you don’t take preventive measures. Hence, it is important to prevent …

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Wilms’ Tumour: Kidney Cancer in Children

26 February, 2015
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Wilms’ tumor is a kind of kidney cancer, which was named after Dr. Max Wilms, the man who first described it. It is thought to come from specialised cells in the embryo, called metanephric blastema, which are involved in the development of a child’s kidneys while they are still in the womb. The cells usually …

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ShockWave Treatment for Kidney Stones

13 November, 2014
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What is shock wave lithotripsy (SWL)? Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL) has emerged as the most popular treatment for removing kidney stones. It is a non-invasive procedure in which ultrasonic waves, also known as shock waves, are generated outside the human body and then a machine called lithotripter is used to penetrate through skin and tissues to …

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Kidney Transplant FAQ’s

12 November, 2014
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Q1. What is Kidney Transplant? Renal/kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the diseased or dysfunctional kidney with a healthy kidney. Q2. What are the Indications for Kidney Transplant? Kidney transplant is required mainly in the case of kidney failure. Symptoms of kidney failure are: High blood pressure Fatigue Nausea and vomiting Abnormal …

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Kidney, Ureters & Urinary Bladder: 14 Common Diseases

12 November, 2014
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What Are Urologic Diseases? The term ‘urologic diseases’ refers to the diseases of the urinary tract (kidney, ureters & urinary bladder) in females and urinary tract and/or reproductive organs in males. It can affect people of all ages.  Urologic diseases may be congenital or acquired in nature. Other chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes …

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Kidney Stones: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

11 November, 2014
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Kidney and ureteral stones are very common in India. About 1 in 10 people get them some point in their lives. Lifestyle and diet are believed to be the major factor in causing stones. It is a painful and discomforting condition that is more often found to affect males as compared to females. For many …

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What is Diabetic Kidney Disease?

17 June, 2014
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Most patients with diabetes are known to get kidney disease over a period of time which may become a life-threatening condition if not handled properly. In this article, we shed light on the kidney disease associated with diabetes termed as ‘diabetic nephropathy.’ What is diabetic kidney disease? Diabetic Kidney Disease, medically termed as Diabetic Nephropathy, …

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