What is Kidney Disease?
Kidney Disease is a condition of damaged kidneys when waste and fluid are accumulated in the body. It varies from and depends upon age, gender, size, and ethnic group. These may initially cause swelling in legs, ankles, or feet; fatigue; breath shortness; frequent urination; blood in urine; loss of appetite, weight loss, and so on.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic Kidney Disease is a condition in which kidneys are damaged and are unable to filter blood as they should. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, & family history of kidney failure are major risk factors for developing kidney disorders. To know the cause of the disease, the Kidney Specialists get the patient examined on these aspects. CKD includes all 5 stages of kidney disorder or failure, which describe how much functions a body is able to perform. It explains the amount of waste getting filtered and the amount of extra fluid filtering out of blood. It can be labeled from Stage 1 of mild damage to stage 5 of complete failure of kidney.
Kidney Disease Statistics
Research says that about 800 per million population (pmp) suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and around 150–200 pmp get End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). In the present scenario, 36.6% of severely Covid affected patients (with respiratory difficulties who are admitted in hospitals) are developing Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Worldwide, Diabetes & High Blood Pressure cause 3/4th cases of kidney failure. Reports tell, diabetic nephropathy is the most common cause of CKD.
Kidney Diseases: Myths & Facts
Medical information from qualified medical practitioners is always better to trust than to believe it from any other source. For kidneys also, one must consult Kidney Doctors only. Some of such most common ideologies and valid details are:
- Myth: All kinds of “Kidney diseases” are incurable
- Fact: Kidney Specialists say that timely diagnosis & treatment can make most Kidney diseases reversible and can also slow down the progression of others (CKD).
- Myth: Those who pass a lot of urine, have fine kidneys
- Fact: In the initial stages of kidney disorders, the kidney’s functionality reduces slowly. Therefore, the person passes more urine and may also need to get up at night for the same.
- Myth: If one feels fine, they don’t have a kidney problem
- Fact: Kidney Doctors tell that most cases of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) do not show any symptoms initially or in the early stages. Approximately, 1/4th of patients visit doctors only when they have reached dialysis requiring stage. People with high-risk factors (such as: affected by others, or unhealthy lifestyles) are recommended to get an annual check-up done.
- Myth: When Dialysis starts, it stays life-long
- Fact: With proper treatment; Acute Kidney Failure is usually reversible and dialysis is required for a short duration until kidney function recovers. While patients with end-stage chronic kidney disease need life-long dialysis until they undergo a transplant.
- Myth: As soon as the patient with CKD starts to feel fine, discontinuation of treatment/medication will be fine for kidney
- Fact: Such interruption can be dangerous, it may result in swift worsening of kidney function, further leading to the earlier need for dialysis/kidney transplantation.
Madhuban Kidney Care is a Centre for Comprehensive Urology, Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation
At Madhuban Kidney Care, we provide advanced, personalized & quality-driven treatments to patients with Kidney Diseases to improve their health and longevity. We aim to provide the best possible care by our well-harmonized expert team of excellent urologist, nephrologist, and transplant clinicians, also advanced equipment under a single roof. We strongly believe that such a holistic approach enhances our understanding of disease pathophysiology. We cover Renal Science to understand the unique needs of patients and provide the best, unparalleled & comprehensive care by cutting any & every inconvenience that patients might suffer, due to insufficient care