‘Awareness can help prevent chronic kidney ailments’

In India, the burden of chronic kidney disease is huge and rising fast. An estimated 2,00,000 new patients are added to the dialysis patients’ pool each year. Only 15,000 continue dialysis after a month into their treatment, the rest drop out due to financial challenges or because of difficulties in reaching a dialysis centre on […]

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Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

As we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

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#Navratri2019: Dandiya in dialysis centre brings joy on faces of patients

To do something about this, Dr Jatin Kothari who heads Apex Kidney Care in Malad decided to try a novel approach to help cheer up patients at the dialysis centre. Today, a scene played out in the dialysis centre which would bring a smile to your face. While patients were undergoing dialysis, garba dancer came […]

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International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneys

Regular practice of yoga improves the musculoskeletal system that provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It also positively influences the autonomic nervous system that helps the body rest, relax, and digest food. This is turn improves many lifestyle diseases including kidney disease. The five main ways in which yoga helps a kidney […]

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Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease risk

The consumption of plant-based diets is becoming more common for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. The quality of plant sources of food can differ, however, with nutrient-rich plants being more healthful and plants that are high in refined carbohydrates being less healthful. Emerging evidence suggests that the risk of chronic conditions varies by types of […]

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Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy Sarpanch

On Friday, a kidney transplant patient brought sweets for a doctor in Jehangir Hospital, who performed the transplant on him. After fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde, in Pune, and will soon take oath as deputy Sarpanch. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade lives a busy life […]

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#WorldKidneyDay: Mother donates kidney to child, saving him from end-stage kidney disease

Rahul Singh (name changed), an 8-year-old was suffering from end-stage kidney disease and was on regular dialysis. He was also suffering from congenital deformities of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to out of the body, and had significantly stunted growth. Because of repeated infections, his right kidney was severely damaged […]

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Kidney transplant: 40-year-old man rings in the New Year with a new lease of life

For Jamaluddin Khan, a 40-year-old resident of Malad, the past two years have been tiresome and agonising. He was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2016 due to a genetic disease that runs in the family, Jamaluddin’s ordeal spiraled for two years where he was put on supportive care and medication but nothing worked […]

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Mumbai: Kidney patients to be provided with free dialysers for treatment as part of Diwali celebrations  

The cost of dialysis to a patient is usually about Rs.2,000/ rupees per session, which is quite expensive  for a common man to afford. But through this health scheme non-affording patients can avail high quality treatment for Rs.300/ only.  The hospital treats the patients at  subsidised rates. At the moment, the hospital is treating around […]

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