Nephrology – GitaRam Hospital

Nephrology Overview

The nephrology department at GitaRam Healthcure provides comprehensive care for kidney diseases, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions such as:

Our team of experienced nephrologists offers services such as:
a. Dialysis

Dialysis is a medical treatment for patients with advanced kidney disease, where a machine filters and purifies their blood to remove waste products and excess fluids. There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis can improve the quality of life for patients with kidney failure.

b. Kidney transplant evaluation

Kidney transplant evaluation is an important process in nephrology that assesses the patient’s health, potential risks, and compatibility with the donor’s kidney to ensure successful outcomes and improve quality of life.

c. Management of chronic kidney diseases

Management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves lifestyle changes, medication, and dialysis or kidney transplant. Nephrologists work with patients to create a personalized treatment plan, and regular monitoring and communication between patients, nephrologists, and other healthcare providers are essential for successful management.

Some FAQs About Nephrology -

You should see a nephrologist if you are experiencing symptoms related to kidney disease, or if you have risk factors for kidney disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease. Additionally, if you have an existing kidney condition, your primary care physician may refer you to a nephrologist for specialized care.

Nephrologists treat a wide range of medical conditions related to the kidneys, such as kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease.

Common symptoms of kidney disease include fatigue, swelling in the legs, ankles, feet or face, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and changes in urine output or appearance.

Kidney diseases are diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as blood tests, urine tests, imaging tests, and kidney biopsy. A nephrologist may also perform a kidney function test to evaluate the overall health of the kidneys.

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