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Best Nephrology Treatments

Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital comprehensive services for outpatient and inpatient care, dialysis, haemodiafiltration, biopsies, renal angiography and angioplasty to mention a few. The facility aemodiafiltration is one of its kinds in Chennai which offers efficient and safe dialysis for septic patients. The diagnostic unit, wards and operation theatres are well equipped with latest medical advancements and abide by international standards for the benefit of patients during the treatment and hospital stay.

Best Nephrology Treatments

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Why Chettinad for Your Kidney Diseases?

Specialised Infrastructure

Specialised Infrastructure

Well, infrastructure tertiary care hospital. Procedure room, OP, well-equipped medical/ transplant ICU, Dialysis unit – Experienced Nephrology team supported by experienced assistant doctors and staff nurses,
Why Chettinad for your Kidney Diseases?

Why Chettinad for your Kidney Diseases?

The establishment of Nephrology at Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital represents considerable authority in most recent symptomatic, preventive and therapy approaches for all kidney sicknesses and related messes. Consistently, the Chettinad Nephrology department sees 1000+ patients every year with kidney infections in particularly intense kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, electrolyte and corrosive base issues, hypertension, hereditary kidney sicknesses, kidney stone illness, ongoing kidney sickness (CKD), peritoneal dialysis and bone problems connected with kidney sickness.

Kidney Disease Treatments & Procedures

AKI (Acute Kidney Injury)

Acute Kidney Injury defines as an abrupt or rapid decline in renal function. It develops rapidly over a few hours or days. It may be fatal. Symptoms include decreased urine output, swelling due to fluid retention, breathlessness and increased acid levels in the blood.

CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

  • Chronic kidney disease Is defined as the gradual loss of kidney function, Irrespective of the cause, it has 5 stages depending upon GFR 
  • Mild kidney damage –  eGFR – less than or equal to 90
  • Mild loss of kidney function –  eGFR – 60 to 89
  • Mild to severe loss of kidney function –  eGFR – 30 to 59
  • Severe loss of kidney function –  eGFR – 15 to 29
  • The end stage of renal disease  –  eGFR –  <15

Glomerular Disease

It may be caused by infection or a drug that is harmful to your kidney or may be due to diabetes or lupus which leads to the souring of the glomerulus. Symptoms such as cola coloured urine (RBC in the blood), foamy urine (T Protein in the blood), and high blood pressure.

Cystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an intestinal disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose their functions over time, these are non-cancerous, fluid-filled RKD can also cause cysts to develop in the liver and elsewhere in your body.

Tubule intestinal kidney disease

Tubule intestinal kidney disease (TIN) is a group of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases that involves interstitium and tubules. This leads to oliguric or non-oliguric acute kidney injury. less likely this leads to chronic changes and subsequent development of CKD. It has multiple etiologies – drug-related, infectious, systematic, autoimmune, genetic and idiopathic. Most commonly drug related especially by Beta-lactam antibiotics and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s).

Renal Stone Disease

Renal stones mainly lodge in the kidneys and it is the most common disease of the urinary tract. Kidney stones have been associated with an increased risk of CKD, end-stage of renal failure, and cardiovascular disease linked to metabolic syndrome. Symptoms are related to the location of the stone in the urinary tract. Affects about 12% of the world's population.

Frequently Asked Questions:

    Bilateral lower limb swelling may be due to various causes (such as renal, cardiac, hepatic or may be vascular or lymphatic disorders). You need to consult a doctor with routine blood investigations such as renal function tests, serum electrolytes, and urine routine be rule out kidney causes.

    About 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has CKD. These patients need to be in regular follow-up with ophthalmologists and nephrologists, and routine diabetic retinopathy screening by fundoscopy should be done. This helps in early identification and prevention of the progress of diabetic nephropathy or chronic kidney disease. These should maintain glycemic control.

    CKD stage 1 to 4 patients should be in free regular follow up with Nephrologists at least once in 2 months. This helps to track the progress of kidney function or for CKD patients worsens by time, his cannot be prevented but we can prolong the duration of progress.
    They should be in medications, low potassium diet, salt and fluid restrictions as prescribed by the doctors.

    Patients in stage 5 but not on dialysis, may require dialysis in the next 6 months or 1 year. These patients be prepared for dialysis mentally and physically. They should create early hemodialysis access such as arteriovenous fistula. This avoids emergency HD initiation.

    Should do regular dialysis as advised by doctors either weekly twice or weekly thrice. Strict fluid restriction, high protein diet, low salt diet, low potassium diet. Any acute bleeding conditions should be informed to doctors or technicians before HD so that we give heparin for HD. Erythropoiesis and iron sucrose injection as advised by the doctors to prevent anaemia.

    Hemodialysis is the ideal and most perfect. In case of bedridden or immobilized, peritoneal dialysis can be done at home with the help of proper assistance.

    HD is a treatment not a cure. HD cant redo the damage which have already done. You can lead your life without HD for 10 years with proper immunosuppressants.

    If you develop any of the signs and symptoms of PCKD such as high BP, back or side pain, blood in urine, fullness in the abdomen, see a doctor or if you have a first-degree relative (parents,siblings, children) with PCKD, see a doctor for screening for this disorder.