asymptomatic bacteriuria?
What is asymptomatic bacteriuria? Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a situation that is applied as a medical term for when there are bacteria than usual in a person’s urine, however, the person does not have indications of urine tract infection (UTI).  It is more typical in women than in men, it is
Acute kidney injury
What is acute kidney injury (AKI)? When kidney failure sets in a matter of a few hours or few days. Acute kidney injury is the point at which the kidneys all of a sudden quit working. Typically, the kidneys filter the blood and remove waste and water and maintain elements.
Waiting for Kidney Transplant during COVID-19 era
Waiting for Kidney Transplant during COVID-19 era   You must know a few facts about kidney transplant recipients, then only you can understand the implications. These patients are continuously required to take immunosuppressive drugs. Therefore, they have a higher risk of infection from corona virus or any other simple virus,
Medicines used for COVID 19
Medicines used for COVID 19   Steroids Use of steroids like methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, dexamethasone or prednisolone also plays a very important role. Steroids therapy in COVID 19 severe infection with respiratory distress leading to hypoxia on oxygen inhalation or on ventilator support – Dexamethasone 6 mg per day for up
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment Currently there is no medication available to treat the virus and no cure is available. Antibiotics are not as effective in treating viral infections as COVID 19. Researchers are testing a variety of possible treatment options and innovations. Antiviral drug remdesivir is a possible effective medicine used
Diagnosis for covid-19
Diagnosis for Covid-19 When a kidney disease patient develops symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID – 19) or one is exposed to the COVID 19 virus, one must contact the nephrologist immediately. Also if a patient comes in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed  with the virus,
What are kidney stones?    Kidneys stones are dense accumulations of salt plus minerals often made up of calcium or uric acid. They develop inside the kidney as well as they can move to different portions of the urinary tract. Stones diverge in size. Some are very tiny and some are
Dialysis of COVID-19
Dialysis of COVID-19 As COVID-19 has engulfed the whole world, a pandemic situation has come into existence. Here is a set of questions to intimate you about the dialysis process of COVID-19 patients. How dialysis of COVID-19 takes place? The Government has taken initiatives to set up different dialysis centers,
COVID-19 Impact on Kidney Patients
COVID-19 Impact on Kidney Patients High rates of kidney damage are prominent in several COVID-19 patients. The symptoms can be mild, as well as severe. Here are some important points one can consider in this aspect.  What are the precautions for kidney patients to be taken considering COVID-19? The patients
Patient education: Low-potassium diet (The Basics) What is potassium? Potassium is a mineral that is found in almost all foods. Everybody needs potassium to work normally and energetically. It maintains the heart beating and keeps the nerves and muscles working properly. But people need only a limited amount of potassium.
What kind of medicines are utilized to treat chronic kidney disease?  Individuals with chronic kidney disease are treated with:  Blood pressure medicines – If you have chronic kidney disease, you have a higher possibility of having high blood pressure. Blood pressure medicines can help forestall heart disease and hinder kidney
Kidney Transplant & COVID-19ey Transplant & COVID-19
Planning for kidney transplant Kidney transplant is the surgical process of replacing the diseased kidney with the healthy one. The need for kidney transplant arises when your kidney is not able to function normally. This is the end stage of the renal disease when it is necessary to replace the
Chronic kidney disease
About CKD What is chronic kidney disease? What are symptoms of kidney failure? There are less or no symptoms in mild to moderate kidney failure. Thus, early or even late kidney failure is usually detected on a preventive health check-up. Swelling over body sometimes it is first noticed over feet
How to know how much my kidneys are working?
How to know how much my kidneys are working? Glomerular-filtration Rate: It is a rate at which blood is filtered through glomeruli in a minute. It tells us that how much the kidneys are functioning. It can be measured or estimated. There are various formulas for measuring GFR: Cockcroft Gault
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Nephritic Syndrome
NEPHRITIC SYNDROME: When there is a mild to moderate protein leaking in urine, microscopic hematuria (cola coloured urine), abnormal renal function (increased serum creatinine), and swelling over body and high blood pressure is known as nephritic syndrome. Childhood nephritic syndrome is usually self-resolving and requires no specific treatment. In adults,