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) …

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes 

Sweeteners are a trap. One moment you are enjoying a delicacy and the next minute, you are obsessing over the fact that you are messing up your health. What if we tell you that you don’t have to worry? We did the leg work for you and explored everything that you must know about artificial sweeteners and other sugar additives.  What are Artificial Sweeteners?  When you look at the present landscape, artificial sweeteners are much …

SILODOSIN 

Uses of silodosin Dosage in general population only for adults  The drug is available in the form of capsules ,with oral mode of administration after the meals,the half life of the drug is around 11-13 hours  Dosage in renal patients Dosage in children and women  Side effects Others include Drug interactions  Brands  Storage and precautions  Conclusion Frequently asked questions

TESTS FOR PROTEIN IN URINE OR BLOOD

Urine albumin to creatinine ratio Urine albumin excretion rate Microalbuminuria: Macroalbuminuria: Clinical significance  Random microalbumunuria Urine protein-creatinine ratio Temporarily greater protein concentrations in your urine might happen as a result of the following: Physically demanding exercise. Dehydration. Pregnancy. Infection. Stress. 24 hours urine albumin Normal: 0–29 mg per day Slightly raised: 30–300 mg per day Much raised: >300 mg per day FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

RENAL ANGIOMYOLIPOMA

OVERVIEW ETIOLOGY EPIDEMIOLOGY TYPES OF ANGIOMYOLIPOMA  Based on cells and tissues, there are three types  Classic (triphasic) AMLs: consist of fat, smooth muscle, and blood vessels. monophasic AMLs: composed of any one type of tissue, such as fat or smooth muscle,  Epithelioid angiomyolipomas: The majority of the cells in these angiomyolipomas line the blood vessels in your kidneys (epithelioid cells). There may be an increased risk of cancer from certain tumors. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 40% …

Polyuria

1. What is Polyuria ? 2. What are the Symptoms and Signs of Polyuria? 3. What are the causes of Polyuria? The most common cause of polyuria is diabetes mellitus where the blood sugar levels are extremely high due to improper filtering of blood glucose resulting in elimination of larger amounts of glucose in urine  The other causes include  4. How to Diagnose Polyuria? 5. What are the possible complications of polyuria ? 6. What …

Lithium Nephrotoxicity 

1. What is lithium? 2. How does lithium cause negative effects on the kidneys ? 3. What are the side effects of using lithium as a therapeutic drug? 4. What are the signs and symptoms? Polyuria -increased urine output than usual  Polydipsia -increased thirst Nocturia Nausea  Vomiting Lethargy  Tremors  Confusion  Agitation Delirium  Hypertonia Coma Seizures Hypothermia Swelling  Renal insufficiency Dehydration due to increased loss of water through urine  Dry mouth Tachycardia  Hypertension(postural) Hypernatremia  Mood swings  …

Kidney Health testing procedures

1. Urine tests Dipstick urine test  Urine albumin to creatinine (UCAR) Note:If the diabetes is noticed priorly with good maintenance or control it is earlier to have lower values  Blood tests Serum creatinine Estimated Glomerular filtration rate(eGFR) Blood urea nitrogen  Kidney ultrasound  Renal biopsy Frequently asked questions