Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordeal

When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel that they are suffering from a serious condition. But, although it might be a delicate situation, it is important to remember that things will get better. Thinking on the same lines a mother has started a Facebook group, through which she helps other parents who face similar situations which were close to her experience, she had when her son was affected with a kidney condition

Mother starts Facebook group for kidney patients, after her son’s ordealHer son was suffering from a kidney ailment at a young age of 17. She saw some tough times when her son was undergoing treatment for his kidney. In 1999, she voluntarily donated her kidney to her son as his own kidney was failing him. When someone talks about a kidney ailment we generally feel […]

Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplant

According to researchers, frailty is associated with lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant

Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplantTo order to investigate whether frailty in patients with kidney failure may affect their likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, Christine Haugen, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and her colleagues studied 7,078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017. Patients were considered frail if they had 3 or more of the following components: Unintentional weight […]

Kidney racket: Maharashtra govt begins probe

The Maharashtra government has constituted a three-member committee to look into the kidney transplant racket at Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

Kidney racket: Maharashtra govt begins probeThe three-member committee has begun the probe on Tuesday, October 02. The committee will go into detailed aspects of the case. On Monday, October 01, the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Maharashtra police has arrested two people in connection with the kidney transplant racket. In what could be a massive embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, a […]

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

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 […]

Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ one

A British man who was born without a penis is looking forward to losing his virginity after having a revolutionary penile implant. He was born without a penis in a one-in-20-million condition

Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ oneA 44-year-old British man, Andrew Wardle, was born without a penis, He successfully underwent a series of operations at London’s University Hospital that gave him a £50,000 penile implant last Friday. Mr Wardle, from Greater Manchester, can now have a normal sexual relationship say the team of doctors treating him. As an experiment his implant […]

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

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 […]

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrow

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS Hospital on Friday and is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Jaitley, 65, has been suffering from a kidney ailment and skipped parliament since Monday

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrowSources close to minister have said that he was confined to a ‘controlled environment’ at home, was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last evening. Due to his aliment he has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also cancelled his scheduled […]

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP Nadda

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Union health minister JP Nadda tweeted, “Our government is implementing National Organ Transplant Programme for promotion of organ donation from deceased persons in order to increase the availability of organs for transplant to save lives"

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP NaddaThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney disease

Kidney diseases are silent killers. There are several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease

World Kidney Day: Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney diseaseKeep active: Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease. Activities like walking, running and cycling should be undertaken Keep fasting sugar < 80 mg: About half of people who have diabetes develop kidney damage. Kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced or prevented if detected […]

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’

‘Include, value, empower.’ This year the slogan for World Kidney Day highlights the importance of women’s kidney health and the need to create awareness amongst women as well as to give them equal access to healthcare all over the country. Let’s focus on some of the special problems faced by women vis-a-vis kidney health

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’5 lakh women suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worldwide and 600000 women die every year of CKD. Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women. Although, women are somewhat more prone to develop CKD (14% prevalence in woman compared to 12% in men.) Woman with chronic kidney disease will have […]
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