Understanding kidney disease in children

WHEN it comes to kidney disorders, there is a general misconception of attaching the condition to older persons but this is not quite right, experts say as little children also have kidney challenges. Nephrologists explain Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) as the slow loss of kidney function over time and the final stages of this disease…

10 Simple Steps That Will Help You Protect Your Kidneys, Before It’s Too Late!

Chronic kidney disease affects millions of people worldwide, radically curtailing their quality of life, with the threat of dialysis or transplantation hanging over their heads. According to Dr. Sundar Sankaran, Chief Nephrologist, Columbia Asia Hospitals, when it comes to kidney disease, the discussion is limited to improving dialysis facilities and access for donors; very little…

Obesity a strong factor in developing kidney disease

OBESITY poses a huge threat in the development of kidney disease. Experts say that there is a strong link between the development of kidney disease and obesity. “Our kidneys are one of those things we take for granted until we’re diagnosed with kidney problems only then do we start being more careful,” said Gopalan Gounden,…

Advanced CKD Patients May Benefit From Dietary Therapy

Dietary therapy may benefit patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) transitioning to renal replacement therapy (RRT) or actually in need of RRT, according to the authors of a new review published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Tailored renal diets potentially reduce the retention of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, acids, and…

UAE University scientists hope to roll out new kidney disease test

AL AIN // Scientists at UAE University hope to introduce a new way of detecting kidney disease to hospitals and clinics. The test, which checks how well a patient’s kidneys filter the drug iothalamate, is an “inexpensive and reliable” way to spot the disease at an early stage, says Dr Iltaf Shah, an assistant professor…

8 Best Diet and Recovery Tips After Your Kidney Transplant

Only a few foods and other substances are completely off limits after a kidney transplant, but avoiding them is really important. Some foods, drinks and over-the-counter drugs can hurt your kidney function and put you at risk for complications. Remember that some dietary restrictions often depend on your progress. They can sometimes be necessary after a kidney transplant, on a short- or long-term…

10 Simple Home Remedies for Kidney Infections

Kidneys are the excretory organs and perform several other regulatory functions, like maintaining the acid-base balance, flushing out toxins out of the body, producing urine, filtration of the blood, etc. But sometimes, due to infection(s), the kidneys stop working effectively and properly. If not cured timely, it may lead to kidney failure. Therefore, prompt attention…