Kidney Stones and the risk that comes along with it.

Mr. Raman came to me complaining of recurring kidney stones. He left no stone unturned and visited many physicians, but in vain. There was no definite diagnosis for his recurring stone formations. He gave up all his favourite cuisines and started eating bland diets. He was emotionally down and came to me very depressed. Well,Continue reading “Kidney Stones and the risk that comes along with it.”

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!”

Are swollen feet a warning against kidney disease?

It can often be observed that after working throughout the day our feet seem to be swollen. Given that the print of the socks gets more prominent. So does this mean that your Kidneys are not functioning any longer? Anybody can encounter swollen feet from time to time. It’s common — particularly after a longContinue reading “Are swollen feet a warning against kidney disease?”

Is frothy urine harmful?

One of my patients came up with a very common issue of encountering foamy urine. Mr. Das is a middle-aged man and manages a busy schedule due to work. He has observed this change in his urine for a week now and decided to see me. I could understand his concern from his very firstContinue reading “Is frothy urine harmful?”