It was attended by 15 patients. Two types of kidney problems were discussed – Acute kidney diseases and Chronic kidney diseases. In Acute kidney diseases, kidneys may get damaged suddenly. Identifying and diagnosing the severity of the damage and providing the right treatment as early as possible may prevent any major damage. Usually there is complete recovery in the patients suffering from Acute kidney diseases. The second issue, and probably the one with highest mortality is Chronic Kidney Disease. In Chronic Kidney Disease, kidneys may get damaged slowly and progressively. The causes of Chronic Kidney Disease in patients are:
Dr. Rajput also spoke about how one should not avoid the symptoms of CKD, i.e., Chronic Kidney Disease. These symptoms include: high blood pressure, swelling of legs and face, frequent bone, back and headaches, frequent urination; especially at nights, blood and froth in urine, unexplained weight loss due to loss of appetite, early tiredness/breathlessness, increasing weakness, nausea and vomiting.
He explained that a simple urine routine examination, also called as the poor man’s biopsy, helps in identifying the appropriate treatment required for the patient. Some other tests include ultrasound of kidneys and creatinine levels check for persistently elevated and increasing level of creatinine in the blood. End Stage CKD requires Renal Replacement Therapy, one can either go for dialysis or transplant becomes mandatory for survival. Young patients are motivated for transplants if a donor is available in the family. If there is no donor available, then one should plan for AV Fistula, in case transplant is uncertain then one should plan for Dialysis.
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