kidney disease

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of our spine. The main job of the kidneys is to filter our blood. They are also responsible for removing waste from the body, control the fluid balance and maintain the right levels of electrolytes. However, there has been a huge spike in the number of people who suffer from diseases of the kidneys in recent times.

The types of kidney diseases

Chronic kidney disease: High blood pressure, prolonged, uncontrolled diabetes account for over 75 percent of the most common kidney disease known as chronic kidney disease.

Kidney stones: A kidney stone occurs when there is an undissolved buildup of minerals on the inner lining of the kidney. It is a very painful condition and sometimes requires surgery.

Kidney infection: An Urinary tract infection if left untreated could lead to a Kidney infection. Also known as pyelonephritis it can cause a life-threatening infection.

Kidney cysts: Sometimes, small fluid-filled pouches form on the kidneys and hamper its function. While some cysts can create a lot of complications, some others don’t

Kidney cancer: Over the last couple of years, the number of incidences of kidney cancer has been on the rise.

Causes and symptoms

An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the major triggers for kidney diseases. Once affected, it needs to be constantly monitored. You have to consult a doctor at KIMS if you have a nagging dull pain on your backside, fever or upper abdominal pain. Loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, blood in your urine and intermittent fever could spell trouble. So, if you are suffering from any of these symptoms, book a visit to KIMS hospital nearest to you and meet a nephrologist.

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