Be alert- High level of potassium can be a reason for heart failure!

Kidney patients are usually concerned about their creatinine levels, but did you know that your potassium balance is equally important? Mr. Shankar, one of my patient came up with his test reports which indicated potassium levels exceeding 6.3 mmol/L. He mentioned facing nausea and shortness of breath, uneasiness at times, thus his wife brought himContinue reading “Be alert- High level of potassium can be a reason for heart failure!”

Leaching vegetables: Is it advantageous or deleterious for renal failure?

Chronic kidney disease affects more than 1.3 billion Indian.  The number has doubled in the past 15 years showing the burden of the disease on the population. Thus, following a “kidney-friendly” diet is crucial for positive long-term outcomes. Kidneys play a pivotal role in the regulation of electrolytes but when the kidney loses its function,Continue reading “Leaching vegetables: Is it advantageous or deleterious for renal failure?”