5 simple and effective tips to keep your kidney healthy

The kidney is one of the most important organs in our body as it plays a crucial role in removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. Every day, these organs, which are placed below your rib cage on either side of your spine, filter about 180 ml of blood daily to sift out about 800 ml 2 litres of waste products and excess water. Hence, it is very imperative to keep our kidney healthy in order to perform well

5 simple and effective tips to keep your kidney healthyWhile preventing the build-up of wastes and excess fluid, the kidneys also keeps electrolyte levels stable and produce hormones that make red blood cells. People who have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. But even if you don’t fall into one […]

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all about

Kidneys can be defined as two bean-shaped organs which are located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Moreover, the main functioning of the kidney is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all aboutA surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly is called as a kidney transplant. Did you know? When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste tend to get accumulated in the body, which may shoot […]

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical period

Dr Ajit Kumar Singh, a Nephrologist from NephroPlus Dialysis centre, Purnea, Cooch Behar & Siliguri, shares how kidneys are vital and it can play a crucial role in monsoon

Kidney failure: Why monsoons are a critical periodThe kidneys play a vital role in the functioning of our body as they act as a filter and strain out waste products which are harmful to the system. They also help in maintaining blood pressure and in the production of red cells, which are crucial for our body to function normally. The monsoons bring […]

Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exercise

Your body demands more energy every time you exercise. If you put too much pressure, you might end up with swollen hands

Tips to ease swollen hands due to excessive exerciseThis is a common problem among gym enthusiasts especially when they do more than what their body can stand. Below are three tips that can help ease the discomfort due to swollen hands. Generally, there is no proven way to alleviate exercise-related hand swelling. This is caused by an increase in blood flow to your […]

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

Yoga is an ancient practice and a form of therapy which harmoniously combines the mind-body relaxation techniques

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneysRegular 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 […]

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertility

On World No Tobacco Day 2019, Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, Chief of Urology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, helps us understand the implications of smoking and other ailments it can cause

Smoking: Impact on the kidneys, sexual life, and fertilitySmoking has become a common trend among men and women in both urban and rural India, and, over the past few years, there is a significant rise in the number of smokers. Smoking can pose an extra burden on an individual’s health, finance, and relationships. It is recognized as a preventable cause of ill health […]

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for you

Potassium is known to offer a number of benefits to the human body. In case you are still sceptical about eating potassium-rich foods, we have listed the reasons why you really shouldn’t

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for youBut first, learn why potassium is important in the body. Apparently, it is an essential mineral that regulates the body’s electrolytes and is responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs, such as the brain, muscular tissues, heart and kidneys. As per a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, potassium keeps the […]

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 […]

For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organs

See-through human organs and transparent creatures might sound like something from the lab of a mad scientist, but these incredible creations are not the playthings of Dr Frankenstein. Instead, they could help pave the way for 3D-bioprinted organs in the near future

For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organsResearchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Neuroscientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in the German city of Munich have spent years working on a way to create transparent biological tissues through a process known as […]

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.

A cadaver donation took place on Wednesday, March 20. The family of the 46-year-old man consented to donate his organs. This gesture of kindness helped save the lives of three patients who were wait-listed for an organ transplant. It is the 27th organ donation done in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.The organ donation occurred at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. In all, two kidneys and a liver were retrieved from the deceased patient. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Transplant Co-ordinator for Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, stated, “The patient was a 46-year-old male who was suffering from rheumatic heart disease, he had undergone a […]