Different types of intravenous fluids.

Introduction. Intravenous fluids or iv fluids are the medically modified liquids that are administered in the body through injections in the vein.  It is used as the immediate treatment measure for a lot of medical complications, especially dehydration. Intravenous fluids also possess the formulations of specific medications and not just the ability to raise the fluid volume of the body. Saline as commonly termed as dextrose is the most widely used iv fluid to raise …

Kidney stone analysis

What are kidney stones?  The formation of renal stones is called nephrolithiasis. It is quite common in India amongst all the age groups and has a better prognosis. Kidney stones or kidney calculi are the solid structures which are made up of various minerals. They can cause severe complications in the body especially in the urinary tract. Oxalate, pyruvate, calcium etc. are the major substances which form kidney stones. Kidney stones are common complications in …

Long term complications of steroids.

What are steroids? Steroids are artificially prepared chemical compounds that are used for various medical conditions. They are synthetic hormones that have proved to show quick improvement in the muscle and other body part regeneration. They are made up of cyclohexane and cyclopentane rings. Steroids are short acting but quick in their action. Steroids play a role in the symptomatic relief of the conditions which are not entirely treatable or which take a long time …

Osteoporosis in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Basic relation between bone and kidney health. Bone health is intertwined with renal health as vitamin D is processed in the kidneys. Activation of calcitriol occurs in the proximal convoluted tubules of the nephrons. Deterioration of kidney health status adversely affects the bones. Bones when undergoing deterioration they tend to become hypodense. This in turn results in a lower mass of the bone and the destruction of its internal trabecular structure. This condition is grossly …

Boosting Kidney Health with Protein Supplements for Kidney Patients: What You Need to Know

When it comes to managing the nutrient level in the kidney diet, the task seems mission impossible to many. Ensuring that the level of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus are appropriate doesn’t make it any easier.  In such a situation, choosing the right kidney-friendly protein source may appear like a daunting task and we don’t blame you. In fact, we believe that the best option for you would be to seek the best protein supplements for …

Coffee, cocoa, chocolate (dark, milk, white) in kidney patients and kidney stones 

From the refreshing morning cup of coffee to the delicious bite of chocolate, each of the delicacies brings unique advantages to the table. People have been enjoying coffee and chocolate for over centuries now. No wonder the credit goes to it’s amazing taste.  In this article, we explore the benefits and nutritional value of the following delicacies:  Nutritional value  Coffee  Cocoa Chocolate (White) Chocolate (Dark) Weight (g) 179 86 28 44 Potassium (mg) 64 1,311 …

Tomato nutritional value, benefits, and for kidney disease and kidney stone patients

As a kidney patient, you shouldn’t merely choose food that tantalizes your taste buds but it should also nourish your kidneys.  Tomatoes offer more than just culinary delight. They pack a punch when it comes to nutritional value and this makes them an excellent choice for kidney patients.  In this article, discuss the nutritional value and benefits of adding tomatoes to your regular diet.  Nutritional Value of Tomato (1 medium) Nutrient Value  Weight (g) 24 …

Sugarcane nutritional value, benefits, and kidney disease patients

Sugarcane has been enjoyed as a natural source of refreshment for ages. But did you know that sugarcane also offers several nutritional benefits? From essential minerals to hydrating properties, this versatile plant is a blessing for many – especially, kidney patients.  In this article, we talk about the nutritional value and benefits of sugarcane for kidney patients.  Nutritional Value of Sugarcane  Nutrient Value  Weight (g) 100 Potassium (mg) 0.64 Phosphorous (mg) 0.05 Sodium (mg) 0.04 …

Honey nutritional value, benefits, and kidney disease patients

Honey is a delicious and natural sweetener that has been cherished by humans for centuries. However, beyond its delectable taste, honey holds incredible nutritional value.   In this article, we learn about the nutritional value and benefits of honey in kidney patients.  Nutritional Value of Honey  Nutrient Value  Weight (g) 21 Potassium (mg) 11 Phosphorous (mg) 13.56 Sodium (mg) 1 Carbohydrates (g) 17 Total dietary fiber (g) Tr Calcium (mg) 1 Iron (mg) 0.1 Protein (g) …

Jaggery nutritional value, benefits, and kidney disease patients

Jaggery is a traditional sweetener derived from sugarcane or date palm sap. It holds not only a rich cultural history but also valuable nutritional properties. Therefore, understanding its nutritional value, particularly its sodium, phosphorus, and potassium content is essential.  In this article, we will discuss the nutritional value and benefits of sugarcane for kidney patients.  Nutritional Value of Jaggery  Nutrient Value  Weight (g) 145 Potassium (mg) 502 Phosphorous (mg) 0.22 Sodium (mg) 57 Carbohydrates (g) …