Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patients

New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease

Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patientsExtremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalisation and death, and climate change means they’ll face more such days, the study authors said. “Climate change is not just about future scenarios and distant communities. It is here and now, and it is adversely impacting our community’s health in more ways than […]

‘Even the money that you spend in a restaurant, can save my sister’s life’

The siblings of a 27-year-old woman have taken to crowdfunding to save her life. Both of the woman’s kidneys have failed and a kidney transplant is the only hope for her survival. As the family is currently running low on funds they had no other option but to use the medium of crowdfunding to finance her treatment. They have sent out a humble appeal online asking people to help them in whatever way possible

‘Even the money that you spend in a restaurant, can save my sister’s life’Two years ago, a kidney of Rohini Zalse-Shinde began to have some issues and eventually her kidney failed and she was living with just one functioning kidney. The second kidney’s condition deteriorated and she has been on dialysis for the last four months. She is now been living through dialysis since the last four months, […]

#InternationalYogaDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanas

Diabetes also has adverse effect on kidneys. According to a WHO study done in 2015, 8.7% of Indian population are living with diabetes. It means 69.2 million Indian people have diabetes and in more than 36 million people it remained undiagnosed. The increase in life expectancy and the spread of diabetes may increase the number of cases of chronic kidney failure

#InternationalYogaDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanasChronic kidney failure (CRF) is a medical condition characterised by progressive renal dysfunction, which affects patient’s quality of life. Recent studies have reported that there is strong association of oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and psychological stress with CRF. Several scientific studies have shown that yoga reduces oxidative stress, psychological stress and inflammation. Thus yoga will […]

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in IndiaKidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

Pune: Doctors use robot-assisted surgery to remove rare kidney tumour

In a challenging surgery, doctors from Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune successfully managed to remove a tumour from within a person’s kidney. This procedure helped save the patients kidney or else it would have had to be removed. Such a type of tumour is extremely rare and barely occurs in most cases

Pune: Doctors use robot-assisted surgery to remove rare kidney tumourA 55-year-old Pimpri Chinchwad resident was recently diagnosed with hypertension. However, his ever-increasing complaints of abdominal pain had him running from pillar-to-post. “I tried everything to alleviate the pain but nothing would help subside it. Finally, it was my family physician who suggested sonography which revealed a mass in my kidneys. I was shocked and […]

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

A new study has uncovered a link between plant-based diets and kidney health. The finding, which appears in an upcoming issue of CJASN, indicates that consuming a diet based on nutrient-rich plants may help protect against the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease riskThe 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 […]

Aurangabad docs perform successful kidney transplant between different blood group people

When the donor and the recipient have different blood groups, ideally, the doctors opt for swap transplant. However, doctors from United Sigma Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, performed plasma apheresis therapy to decrease the number of antibodies in the recipient's body and to do a successful organ transplant

Aurangabad docs perform successful kidney transplant between different blood group peopleIf a patient wants to undergo an organ transplant, the first and foremost thing which the doctor looks at is, matching the blood group of the donor and the recipient. However, doctors from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, have successfully conducted a kidney transplant, although, the blood groups of the donor and the recipient were different. A 58-year-old […]

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. […]

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

It was a routine follow-up, but Kakade arrived with sweets for the entire staff of the Jehangir Hospital, as on Friday, after fighting with the disease, he was elected as a member of the panchayat named Wadgaon Shinde. The 46-year-old Yuvraj Kakade leads a busy and active life even after a decade post-transplant

Pune: 10 years post-transplant, patient elected as Deputy SarpanchOn 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 […]

Pune doctors’ quick action save 8-year-old’s kidney

A fall almost turned out to be a fatal one for an 8-year-old when while running up the three steps of a grocery store the girl lost her balance and fell. The parents worried when she vomited 15 minutes later and passed blood in her urine and stools. The doctors place three types of catheters in a 3-hour-long surgery and save her kidney

Pune doctors’ quick action save 8-year-old’s kidneyA fall while playing in the neighbourhood almost turned out to be a fatal one for an 8-year-old. On February 23, Sarika Chaudhary was running up the three steps of a grocery store when she lost the balance and fell. While she got a few scratches, the impact of the fall seemed internal. Ten minutes […]
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