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LOOK AFTER YOUR KIDNEYS

Dr. CH. Uma Maheshwara Rao, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

KIMS Hospitals' Kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad stress on having complete knowledge of your kidneys. Take the tour and get aware:


What is the function of the kidney?

Kidney transplant surgeon in KIMS Hospitals Hyderabad explains that the role played by the kidney in the body is vital as it sheds out the waste and the toxins from your bloodstream; balances the salt and thereby keeps your blood pressure under control.


1. What happens when it stops functioning?

When the kidneys function abnormally then you are slowly approaching a state called acute kidney failure. It neglected over a period of few months or few years it may lead to chronic kidney disease.


2. Are you at risk?

People who are diabetic and have high blood pressure are more susceptible for the kidney disease. Older people are also prone to chronic kidney disease. Hence, a periodic check-up is essential after you cross a certain age.


3. Should I worry now?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition that increases your blood pressure levels. It also leads to heart attacks and strokes. Medications to control your blood pressure levels will be adviced.


4. How is CKD diagnosed?

KIMS Hospitals' -  one of the top Kidney transplant surgery hospitals in Hyderabad insist on Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate(eGFR) test as it shows the state of your kidneys. Test results that indicate the range below30 are considered as severe and anywhere between the ranges30-59 is moderate and above 60 is the healthy state of your kidneys. The diagnosis will reveal the state of your kidney function.


5. How do I know if it is CKD or not?

CKD in older people cannot be termed as a disease as the kidneys efficiency is low because of the old age. But with people who are young and the test results are below 30 is a serious issue.The specialists at KIMS Hospitals - the best Kidney transplant hospital in Hyderabad will take a call now as to what works best for you.


6. How is CKD treated?

Treatment will improve the state of your kidneys and also keep other issues at normal which include-

  • Keep your blood pressure under control
  • The ACE inhibitors or the ARB’s offer aprotective edge for your kidneys
  • Avoids heart attack and strokes

Living with a Single Kidney :

Many people are born with a single kidney, or have been removed due to a tumor or any other medical reason. Living with a single kidney ain’t tough. Just follow the tips-

  • Avoid any injury
  • Drink 2 litres of water
  • Get your kidney checked periodically

End-Stage Kidney Failure :

The end-stage kidney failure can be treated with dialysis or the kidney has to be replaced. The disadvantage of the kidney transplant is that you have to take lifelong immune suppressants to avoid your immune system rejecting the new organ.


Why KIMS Hospitals?

KIMS Hospitals is one of the best kidney transplantation centres in Hyderabad for the reason that is done with almost care and concern. The transplants have been successful and their patients have resumed back to life.

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