What Causes Kidney Stones

What Causes Kidney Stones   [caption id="attachment_2214" align="alignleft" width="300"] illustration of the kidney stones. urology, dialysis[/caption] Kidney stones also called renal lithiasis are formed from a build-up of crystals made up of minerals and acid salts.  The majority of these stones are calcium salts namely calcium oxalate and calcium and calcium phosphate. This renal condition is actually quite common and is responsible for a high number of visits to the emergency room at hospitals. Who is at risk? Kidney stones affec ...

3 Things to Know About Pain Management in Kidney Disease Patients

Dull, cramping and shooting pain are some of the most common experiences kidney disease patients have. Depending on the severity of their condition, the pain can be mild or extremely debilitating. Patients may find it hard to sleep or even perform their activities of daily living. Although it’s tempting to solve the symptom and its inconveniences by popping a pain reliever every time there’s discomfort, it’s best if you can steer away from using them without your doctor’s approval. Since your kidneys are not functioning optima ...

Stem Cell Therapy For Kidney Diseases: Is It Possible?

The number of people developing kidney issues is increasing at a rapid rate. Each day, there are several people being added to the waiting list for kidney transplant. While there is dialysis to buy these patients more time while waiting, there is still no guarantee that they can get the right match at the right time. Because of this concern, experts continue in their search for a possible solution to cure kidney diseases once and for all. The latest of these potential treatments is Stem Cell Therapy. What is stem cell therapy? Stem cel ...

Kidney Infection Symptoms

Kidney Infection Symptoms There are several forms of urinary tract infections (UTI). They are divided into upper and lower urinary tract infections. In upper urinary tract infection, the kidney is the most important structure which is involved. It is often known as pyelonephritis. Lower urinary tract infection involves urethra and urinary bladder. There are several symptoms which can differentiate among the two viz. upper and lower urinary tract infections. Being an infectious disease, urinary tract infection presents with signs and sympto ...

Kidney Donation

Kidney Donation With time, the increasing numbers of the patients are awaiting the kidney transplantation. Each year, the number of kidney transplants is less than the number of new patients on the waiting list. In this situation, all sources of grafts are important and must be developed in parallel. The available data shows that renal transplantation from living donors is an effective option for the patient and safe for the donor. Can a live kidney donation work for you? Life of Donated Kidney Transplanted kidney has a life span. It doesn ...
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Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation Kidney Transplantation was started in 1902. Emery Ullman was the first person who performed this procedure on an animal. After that, various surgeons tried to apply the technology to humans, but the experiments couldn’t be completed successfully. Dr. Yuri Crow was the first surgeon who transplanted human kidney transplanted to another person from a dead donor but did so unsuccessfully. In 1954 he made his first successful attempt of kidney transplant surgery from a living donor to a patient. Since then, a new era of ...
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) [caption id="attachment_1533" align="alignleft" width="178"] A kidney infection could lead to serious problems[/caption] Acute and chronic Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) is the most common non-specific inflammatory diseases of the "upper urinary tract". It is about 2/3 of all urological diseases. In addition, it is the most common kidney disease in the all age groups. Pyelonephritis can make you sick at any age but high risk groups are: •    Children up to 7 years with developmental diseases of ...
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Kidney Donor Requirements

Kidney Donor Requirements Kidney donor requirements require that one must be healthy with both kidneys being normal. A person who is planning to donate one kidney should have a second kidney to fulfill his own body requirements. The kidney donor must also be healthy because there is no fun in donating a diseased or defective kidney. Kidney donor must fulfill criteria to be a successful donor. 1. Smoking: Thеrе аrе mаnу known hеаlth risks frоm ѕmоking. Surrоunding a ѕurgiсаl рrосеdurе, smoking саn cause potentially life-t ...
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End Stage Renal Failure

End Stage Renal Failure End Stage Renal Failure is the failure of kidney to function properly. Renal failure has two types. These are acute and chronic renal failure. Acute renal failure (ARF) is sudden-onset renal failure with failure of excretion of the products of nitrogen metabolism, water, electrolytes and failure to maintain osmotic and acid-base balance. These changes are the result of acute severe impairment of renal blood flow, GFR and tubular re-absorption, usually all occurring at the same time. Acute renal failure occurs when b ...
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Kidney Problems in Pregnancy

Kidney Problems in Pregnancy Signs of Kidney Problems in Pregnancy is more common that you think. The urine you submitted for pregnancy test came back positive. Your heart leaped for joy. You can’t contain your happiness. You have to tell everyone close to you about the good news. Suddenly, your heart sank. The burst of joy now gone – and that is because you just remembered: you have chronic renal failure. Pregnancy causes a myriad of changes within the female body. It slightly changes the way some major organs function to accommodate and ...