Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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

Eight golden rules for preventing chronic kidney disease (CKD)Keep 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 done 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 […]

Kidney transplant best option for those with end-stage kidney failure

While abroad pre-emptive kidney transplant is seen as the best option for most patients whose kidney disease is progressing to kidney failure, in India many end-stage kidney patients continue to live on dialysis

Kidney transplant best option for those with end-stage kidney failureAn end-stage kidney disease patient will live longer with a kidney transplant than dialysis, say nephrologists emphasising on the need to have more cadaver donations to meet the demand for kidney transplants in the country. On December 22, My Medical Mantra had reported about a 31-year-old Mumbai girl who has been on dialysis for 17 […]

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 years

31-year-old Ganisha Mohite, daughter of a handcart-puller, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease 17 years ago. Poverty and unable to find donor in family has forced her to undergo dialysis for so long

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 yearsIt’s been 17 years since Ganisha Mohite has been visiting Holy Spirit Hospital thrice a week to undergo dialysis. Doctors treating Mohite say poverty and unable to find a suitable donor in family has forced Mohites to embrace this struggle for life. Mohite, a 31-year-old Andheri (Mumbai) resident, and her parents have however surprised doctors […]

Nephrologists from six countries present their studies on chronic kidney disease at ISN conference

Indian Society of Nephrology’s (ISN) 47th annual conference focuses on treatment and prevention of various kidney related disease

Nephrologists from six countries present their studies on chronic kidney disease at ISN conferenceIn its 47th Annual Conference, Indian Society of Nephrology aims to conduct a detailed discussion on treatment and prevention of various kidney diseases. The conference (ISNCON 2016), beginning December 15 to 18, has been organised with support of Mumbai Nephrology Group. Indian Society of Nephrology is a platform to share scientific studies related to kidney […]

Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into bone

Although poorly understood, injury and illness are known to spark transition of heart cells into bone. Research shows how this process may occur and what could help prevent it

Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into boneUnder normal conditions, tissues outside of bones do not calcify. However, as we age and in individuals with diabetes and kidney disease, the calcification can appear in other tissue types. This mineralization has been observed in the blood vessels, kidney, and heart. When it occurs in the heart, it can disrupt the normal transmission of […]