Dr. N. Chezhiyan is a Consultant Nephrologist & HOD of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 27+ years of experience and is a specialist in Haemodialysis/ CAPD.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disorder in which your kidneys have been damaged and are no longer capable of filtering blood as effectively as they should. CKD is caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, congenital abnormalities of urinary tract, immune system disorder, and self-medication, etc.
Signs and symptoms of chronic kidney injury appear over time if kidney damage progresses slowly. An accumulation of fluid or waste, as well as electrolyte abnormalities, can occur as a result of kidney failure. Kidney failure can result in the following symptoms, depending on how serious it is:
Improved quality of life
Reduces the risk of health diseases
Improved blood flow
Efficient waste filtration
Your doctor will discuss your personal and family history with you as the first step
in a chronic kidney disease diagnosis. Your doctor may inquire if you've been
diagnosed with high blood pressure, among other things. The tests can include:
Kidney function tests measure the number of waste products in your blood, such as creatinine and urea.
Your doctor may use ultrasonography to examine the shape and size of your kidneys. Additional imaging tests may be required in some cases.
A urine sample can reveal anomalies that indicate chronic kidney failure and aid in determining the cause of chronic kidney disease.
A kidney biopsy, which includes taking a sample of kidney tissue, may be recommended by your doctor. A long, thin needle is introduced through your skin and into your kidney during a kidney biopsy, which is usually done under a local anesthetic. A biopsy sample is sent to a lab for analysis to determine what's wrong with your kidneys.
Kidney failure treatment normally involves taking steps to control indications and symptoms, decrease complications, and delay the disease's course. If your kidneys are severely damaged, you may need treatment for end-stage renal disease.
The first step in kidney failure treatment involves treating the main cause of the condition.
Dialysis : When your kidneys lose 90% of their function, dialysis is used to eliminate waste products and excess fluid from your blood. During hemodialysis, a machine extracts waste and excess fluids from your blood.
In peritoneal dialysis, a tiny tube inserted into your abdomen fills your abdominal cavity with a dialysis solution that absorbs waste and excess fluids. As the dialysis solution drains from your body, it picks up the waste.
Kidney transplantation : A kidney transplant involves surgically implanting a healthy kidney from a donor into your body. Kidneys can be transplanted from both living and deceased donors.
To prevent your body from rejecting the new organ after a transplant, you'll need to take drugs for the rest of your life.
My father was affected by diabetes, and things got worse when his kidney was affected, and we had to rush to Sri Ramakrishna hospital as it was in our neighborhood. The doctor quickly examined his condition and immediately recommended treatment along with medications. It has been almost 2 months now; his condition is stable, and he is healthier than before; thank you, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, for providing treatment.
My mother suffered from a kidney infection that was progressing quickly. We had to reach for medical help as it was getting serious. We reached out to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, and the doctors were present throughout her treatment and ensured her progress throughout the treatment. She is now recovered and is also active and healthy like before. Thank you so much, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, for helping my mother overcome the situation.
Our Department of Nephrology has treated over 50,000+ patients with chronic kidney disease over
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kidney disease treatment in Coimbatore.
Our highly experienced kidney disease doctors have immense experience in providing chronic kidney disease treatment in Coimbatore.