The Department of Nephrology provides a complete range of consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with kidney diseases at all stages and those with high blood pressure. Our Nephrologist diagnoses and treats kidney conditions and their failure. At Starcare Hospital, a Kidney Hospital in Calicut, our kidney doctors are trained and specialized in treating chronic kidney diseases that occur when the kidney function fails and gets damaged. Type 1 and 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are the major causes of kidney failure. Symptoms of kidney diseases include weight loss, shortness of breath, tiredness, blood in urine, increased need to pee, difficulty sleeping, swelling in hands, legs or feet and itchy skin. A kidney or renal failure is a serious condition where one or both kidneys no longer work well on their own.
Our Kidney Specialists suggest the preliminary diagnosis, such as a blood test known as the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and a urine test known as urine albumin-creatinine ratio (uACR) before the start of Kidney Treatment to determine kidney health. In addition, to provide precise and effective treatment, CBC and platelets tests are performed. The low level of CBC indicates the reduced function of the kidneys. In such cases, our Nephrologists examine the amount of creatinine, a waste product of muscles from food digestion, to determine kidney health if the creatinine level exceeds. Too much creatinine can lead to kidney problems.
Our Nephrologists, Dr Rajesh and Dr Sunaina, specialise in treating people suffering from kidney problems and their associated illnesses. In addition to medication, our kidney doctors suggest a healthy food diet to stop the further progression of kidney infection. Our Nephrology Specialist and dietician work collaboratively at our hospital to plan personalized food diets for patients suffering from other health problems and intaking medications for other illnesses. Our specialists monitor the positive progression of Kidney Treatment and prescribe the medication in accordance with the prevailing kidney health.
Kidneys are made up of millions of tiny filters called nephrons. Diabetic patients with high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure are prone to suffer from kidney problems due to the damage of nephrons. Controlling blood sugar and blood pressure aids in saving kidneys from nephrons damages. Nephrologists in our hospital provide Insulin as a treatment for controlling the blood sugar level. Insulin is produced by beta cells of the pancreas and regulates carbohydrate, and fat metabolism functions in the body. In diabetic patients where the body can’t make enough Insulin, to regulate proper and healthier body functioning, our kidney doctors prescribe Insulin in the injection form, managing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic insulin segregation under control.
Kidney dialysis: It’s a process of removing excess water and toxins from the blood in patients whose kidneys no longer function naturally. This is also called renal replacement therapy. Kidney Center in our hospital in Calicut is incorporated with world-class facilities to provide Kidney Dialysis Treatment to patients with the best nephrologists. We offer treatments such as Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis, depending on the health condition and the progression stage. Hemodialysis is a treatment where blood is pumped out of your body to an artificial kidney machine and returned to your body by tubes that connect you to the machine. In peritoneal dialysis, a home-based treatment that can be done anywhere, the inside lining of your belly acts as a natural filter. The Dialysis Treatment incurs three to five hours. It is very much needed to undergo dialysis three a week for improved treatment efficacy. Our hospital has a solid team of well-trained specialists to provide 24x7 kidney dialysis treatment.
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Dr Rajesh (MBBS, MD, DM, and MRCP- UK) is an expert nephrologist who has over 15 years of experience in the field.