NEPHROLOGIST IN OkHla
A nephrologist is a doctor that specializes in treating and managing conditions related to the kidneys, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal kidney function, kidney disease, and other systemic autoimmune, cardiovascular, and hypertensive diseases that affect the kidneys. Dr. Rajesh goel is one of the best nephrologist in Okhla, Zakir nagar, Batla house, Abul Fazal enclave, Shaheen bagh, Jamia nagar, new friends colony, Sukhdev vihar, Sarita vihar, Jasola, and Jeewan nagar.
Nephrology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and pediatrics. In India, one must complete 5 years of MBBS and 3 years of MD/DNB in medicine or pediatrics, followed by 3 years of DM/DNB in nephrology or pediatric nephrology to become one. Nephrologists are highly qualified to treat kidney ailments and may work closely with many other specialties such as cardiologists or endocrinologists to treat other whole-body conditions.
Some conditions a nephrologist treats or helps treat are:
- advanced or chronic kidney disease
- glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome
- tubulointerstitial kidney diseases
- tubular defects
- renal artery stenosis
- kidney infections
- kidney neoplasms, or abnormal growths
- structural or functional abnormalities in the kidney, such as nephrolithiasis
nephrologists deal with treating not only renal dysfunction, but also other systemic diseases that might affect the kidneys, or result from kidneys such as:
- autoimmune conditions involving the kidneys, such as lupus nephritis, anti-GBM disease, and many more
- electrolyte, fluid, and acid-base imbalances or disturbances
- some metabolic disorders, such as diabetes
- high blood pressure
On your first visit to a nephrologist, they will look over your medical records, inquire about your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Then they may refer you for a blood and urine test, blood and urine tests are common diagnostic tools used to test kidney functioning as kidneys filter waste materials from the blood and make urine, so analyzing them will reveal whether your kidneys are functioning normally or not.
Common blood and urine tests include:
Serum creatinine test: creatinine is a waste product produced in our body and circulates in our blood till it is filtered by the kidneys, high serum creatinine indicates kidney dysfunction
Blood urea nitrogen test: urea nitrogen is another waste product filtered by the kidneys, high urea nitrogen in the blood is also a sign of kidney dysfunction
Urinalysis: it is a complete macroscopic, microscopic, and chemical analysis of the appearance, content, and concentration of your urine. It helps detect many kidney and urinary tract conditions.
24-hour urine test: this is a test in which a person collects their urine for 24 hours and shows how much urine the kidneys can produce along with the amount of protein and electrolytes the kidneys filter into the urine each day.
Creatinine clearance tests: it is a test that also involves taking a 24-hour urine sample, but measures creatine levels in the urine at a 24-hour difference and compares them with creatine levels in the blood. As a result, it measures how efficiently the kidney is filtering per minute.
They might also refer you for kidney imaging tests such as CTs or MRIs to check the structure of your organ and whether it is injured/ diseased or getting normal blood supply.
After a diagnosis, a nephrologist may commonly treat you through medications, management of your lifestyle, or kidney transplantation depending on your condition and its severity.
You might be referred to a nephrologist by your primary care physician depending on your symptoms and diagnosis, but knowing and identifying symptoms that should alarm you to schedule an appointment is important as kidney diseases progress slowly and without clear symptoms in their early stages.
With a genetic predisposition to kidney disorders, you’re potentially at risk and Its wise to consult a nephrologist beforehand, having regular tests and consultations early can help you prevent and treat the early stages of kidney disease
Changes such as abnormal frequency and appearance of urine may be a sign that something is wrong with your kidneys.
With diabetes and/or hypertension, you’re at high risk of damaging your kidneys as both of these conditions cause a lot of stress to the kidneys. You should consider seeing a nephrologist if you’re observing these common symptoms of nephropathy:
- Swelling or edema in the hands, feet, and face
- Trouble sleeping or concentrating
- Poor appetite
- Nausea and Weakness
- Itching or extremely dry skin
- Muscle twitches
Kidney failure is often dubbed as a silent killer since its symptoms easily slip under the nose because they seem to appear without any reason, it’s advised to consult a nephrologist if you’re experiencing
-high blood pressure
-altered urination habits
-swelling or edema
Dr Rajesh Goel (Nephrologist)
MBBS, DNB(Medicine) DNB (Nephrology)
Fellow (Kidney Transplant)
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