By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 12 October 2015 - 11:11 am IST
Kidney Diseases and their conditions are on an increased high in the last couple of years. With a lot of people developing chronic conditions such as Diabetes and Heart Diseases, the kidneys have been on a very vulnerable condition and need to be taken special care of. We contacted a group of
to know about their views on the condition of the kidney diseases amongst the people of in the last few years and we have been amazed to hear about the inputs provided by the doctors. So, let’s take a better look at what the
had to say about it.
According to the Nephrologists, Kidney Diseases are known to occur when the nephrons present inside the kidneys – and those which work as the blood filters get damaged. This can lead to the buildup of the waste of the fluids inside the body. Kidney diseases are also known as the silent killers as one can quite as well live perfectly well with one kidney even when the other has been damaged. Some people are also known to live perfectly fine, even when they have been born with one kidney. However, Nephrologists are of the view that if the kidney disease is detected on time, then it can be cured perfectly fine with a combination of medications, changes in diet and lifestyle. These changes can also be incorporated in order to increase the lifespan of the kidneys and to keep a person alive for an increased number of years.
Nephrologists say that a person can live a normal life with even about 20% of the total kidney function. However, they are also view that Kidney Disease can be life threatening condition and they should not be ignored in any way. Chronic Kidney Diseases can lead to long term health conditions and in many cases it might as well be preventable. While Acute Kidney Failure can happen quickly, it could also be caused due to a large amount of blood loss, infection or even by an accident. While there may be a sudden drop in the kidney function, it can also lead to a long lasting kidney damage.
are also of the view that Chronic Kidney Disease is another one of the major killers in the city. This disease is responsible for the substantial burden of kidney diseases in the city and is one of the leading causes of premature mortality amongst people. Not only that, the disease leads to acute kidney failure, which needs corrective dialysis or a kidney transplant in order to correct and repair. With the loss in the kidney function, the waste tends to build up in the blood and can damage the organs extensively too.
are of the view that certain things can be done in order to cut down the risk of developing kidney conditions when you are at an increased risk of developing the same. Doctors recommend to quit smoking, make sure that your blood sugar is in control if you are suffering from Diabetes, to control your blood pressure within the permissible limits, staying fit, making sure that you exercise on an everyday basis, maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding eating high salt foods and to cut down the intake of salt, drink water in place of sugary drinks and to drink moderate amounts of alcohol in order to contain your disease and remain shielded from it.
also recommend patients to go in for an Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (EGFR) Test whenever they can so that they can keep a tab over the condition of their kidneys. Urea Tests can also be done in order to check out the overall measuring capacity of the kidney. High levels of urea in the body are a sign of decreased kidney function. Urine Tests such as Albumin Creatinine Ration and Urinalysis can also be done in order to determine the state of the kidneys and their function. Blood Tests for Diabetes such as the Glucose Test and the GlucosylatedHeamoglobin Test can be also done in order to check for the condition of the kidneys. Doctors also suggest that imaging tests such as the x rays, Ultrasound, CT Scans, MRI Scans and Kidney Biopsy can be done in order to check the condition of the kidneys and to look for any signs of discrepancy. Fistulagram, Cystoscopy and IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram) can be done in order to look for signs of trouble amongst the patients.
Nephrologists state that Kidneys can be kept in a perfect condition by making sure a combination of healthy diet along with proper exercise and absence of smoking and drinking is maintained. In doing so, you would be cutting down your risk ratio by almost 60%!