What are kidney diseases?
Kidney diseases normally occur when the kidneys become damaged or are unable to properly carry out their functions. Damages can be caused by several reasons including high blood pressure, diabetes and other long-term chronic conditions. Kidney diseases can also lead to other health complications that may include nerve damage, weakening of bones and even malnutrition.
Worsening of the condition may lead to a permanent halt of the working of the organ completely. Search conditions require dialysis to make the kidneys work that includes filtration and purification of the blood that passes through the kidney using a machine. There are several types of kidney diseases including chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, polycystic kidney disease and more. In addition, kidney transplantation also can help with battling the condition however, it must be checked before surgery that the patient’s body is ready to accept the new kidney, if otherwise, the condition can get fatal.
What are the symptoms of kidney diseases?
The most common symptoms of kidney diseases are –
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
- Frequent urination
- Muscle cramping
- Dry skin
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Poor appetite
- Decreased sex drive
- Alterations in urine output
- Fluid retention
- A sudden increase in potassium levels
- Inflammation of the pericardium
Who are more predisposed?
Gender – Both men and women are at risk of having kidney disorders. However, tips to a healthy lifestyle and frequent medical help can reduce the chances of worsening the condition.
Age – Older adults are at a higher risk of being affected by kidney disorders than children, teenagers or adults going to the deteriorating kidney function, organs and immune system.
Pre-existing diseases – Individuals with pre-existing diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, abnormal kidney structure, cardiovascular disease, and others are more inclined towards suffering from kidney diseases. Also, individuals with a family history of kidney diseases are more drone towards being affected by the same conditions.
How does Dr. Amitabha Saha treat kidney diseases?
Kidney diseases can be lethal if not treated on time. Dr. Amitabha Saha specialises in kidney disorder treatment with 22 + years of experience. Understanding of the symptoms and conveying the same to the patient helps the concerning sufferer realise what they are going through and why which motivates them to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will further prevent them being affected again. His quality diagnosis and treatment have helped many patients get rid of kidney diseases and so can you.