High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

What causes kidney stones and what to do about them?

Your kidneys remove waste and fluid from your blood to make urine. Sometimes, when you have too much of certain wastes and not enough fluid in your blood, these wastes can build up and stick together in your kidneys. These clumps of waste are called kidney stones

What causes kidney stones and what to do about them?Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment, “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? As the climate […]

How to recognise the signs and causes of kidney pain

Renal or kidney pain is associated with several malfunctions of the organs or recurring infection. Sometimes, it is a mere urinary tract infection that can be remedied by lifestyle changes or prescription medication. Other times, it is a symptom of a serious mental condition

How to recognise the signs and causes of kidney painHere are the most common signs, symptoms and causes to help you identify if what you are going through is a mild or serious case of kidney pain. Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs located on either side of your spine. They filter the blood and balance the number of fluids and electrolytes in your body. […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy ways

Researchers still are not exactly sure how and why kidney stones occur, although they are one of the oldest medical conditions known to affect humans

#WorldKidneyDay: Avoid kidney stones in 11 easy waysKidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together in the kidneys. Usually, the fluid in urine prevents waste products from coming into contact with each other. Kidney stones begin to form when there is not enough fluid or too much solid waste content in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in […]

Doctors remove 550 kidney stones from 75-yr-old man through keyhole surgery

A minimally invasive procedure was performed by doctors to help extract. All the stones were removed from the right kidney and urinary tracts in one go with a single 1 cm puncture

Doctors remove 550 kidney stones from 75-yr-old man through keyhole surgeryA team led by Dr Lokesh Sinha, Consultant urologist and Dr Pradeep Rao, Urologist and consultant laparoscopic surgeon at SRV Mamata Hospital, Dombivili performed the minimally invasive procedure known as keyhole surgery. Ajay Sharma (name changed), a 75-year-old patient had complaints of severe abdominal pain since a long time. After underdoing few investigation and ultrasound, […]

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions study

Cases of kidney stones are increasing all over the world and new research suggests that oral antibiotics might be a trigger. The study, published in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that exposure to five classes of antibiotics significantly increased the risk for kidney stones

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions studyChildren and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined electronic health records collected from 1994 to 2015 for 25,981 people who developed kidney stones and a control group of 259,797 similar individuals […]

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovations

Dr Suresh Patankar has got two European patents, the first one is for preparing an herbal composition, which helps in healing wounds. The second patent is for the treatment of small kidney stones. Both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovationsProfessor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring. Patankar said, “For […]

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

The surgery was performed on 35 year old woman, who was suffering from kidney stone since last few years. Doctors claim this is the first of it's kind of a surgery performed in Pune and Maharashtra

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]