Nephrology Treatment in Pune

Meet Best Kidney Specialist in Pune at Ace Hospital

Ace Hospital is fortunate to have some of the expert nephrologists, who are trained to treat patients over a wide range of acute and chronic kidney diseases.

Nephrology is a branch of medicine that deals with the health, functioning and diseases in relation with kidneys. It incorporates reliable medication to treat minor damages, dietary alterations to revamp kidney’s functioning and surgeries in certain cases to get rid of diseases.

With a highly qualified and competent team of kidney transplant specialists, nephrologists and urologists, we assure comprehensive, life-saving treatments to all our patients. Relying on best of technology, the entire procedure here is endorsed with excellent pre and post-operative care to ensure speedy recovery of patients with minimum chances of infection.

Nephrology Diseases

Kidneys are responsible for eliminating waste and excess fluids from the blood. The most common causes for chronic kidney disease are diabetes, hypertension, obesity, family history of kidney problems, high cholesterol and prolonged use of drugs. Infection due to e-coli bacteria, inflammation of the urinary tract, severe dehydration, toxic exposure to pollutants and side-effects of certain medications can also lead to various kidney-related problems.

  • Glomerular disorders
  • Urine abnormalities
  • Tubulointerstitial diseases
  • Renal vascular diseases
  • Renal failure
  • Kidney infections
  • Effects of diabetes and high blood pressure on kidneys
  • Acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
  • Ill effects of drugs and toxins on the kidneys
  • Dialysis and its long term complications
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Polycystic kidneys diseases

Specialties of Nephrology Department at Ace Hospital

Signs of chronic kidney disease grow with time. If kidney doesn’t function efficiently, body waste or electrolyte problems can develop in the body. Nephrologists at Ace Hospital specialize in all ailments related to the kidney and the vital function that are correlated with it. As a top kidney disease hospital, our team of nephrologists can treat complex medical cases related to the kidney that include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Blood or protein in the urine
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Kidney stones
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Interstitial nephritis

Treatments and Services Available at Nephrology Department - Ace Hospital

Department of Nephrology at ACE Hospital,  offers the most qualified professionals and the most effective protocols to treat all forms of acute and chronic renal disorders. Within the ambit of this department, we possess OPDs and special medical wards for patients undergoing treatment. Further, there is separate Kidney Transplant ICU and medical ICU pertaining to best of technologies and premium equipments to serve our patients.

  • Biopsy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Urine analysis
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Renal biopsy
  • Intravenous urography (IVU)
  • Renal Angiography

Why Choose Kidney Specialists at Nephrology Department in Ace Hospital?

At ACE we gather the best of ancient and modern treatments to further diagnose the patients with all of the knowledge we have acquired and finest of technology at hand. After thorough analysis of patient’s condition, a personalized care is designed to ensure positive results. Our expertise involve routines dialysis, removal of kidney stones, hypertension as well as severe cases of renal replacement therapies, renal denervation and kidney cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Nephrology or Kidney Diseases

What are the Symptoms of Kidney Diseases?

When kidneys lose their function, waste and water are built up in the blood, causing various symptoms. Symptoms aren’t very obvious when it comes to kidney diseases, especially for diabetic patients. However, some of the warning signs that might need attention are:

  • Anaemia
  • Headaches
  • Passing less urine
  • Changes in urine colour
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling faint and dizzy
  • Itching of the skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling of the face
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Urinating more or less
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) that’s difficult to control
  • Shortness of breath, if fluid builds up in the lungs
  • Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart

How to Prevent Kidney Diseases?

The most common causes that contribute to kidney diseases are diabetes and high blood pressure. Lead a healthy lifestyle to keep the risk of chronic kidney disease at bay. There are multiple preventive measures you can take to keep your kidneys healthy:

  • Stay active and exercise regularly
  • Periodic creatinine level check
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
  • Opt for preventive checkups in case of a family history of kidney disease
  • Avoid junk food and other snacks that are high in salt

Constant monitoring of one’s sugar levels and blood pressure is one of the primary factors preventing kidney disease. Approach the best nephrologist in Pune immediately if you witness any urinary tract infection as they may damage your kidneys if left untreated.

When to Consult a nephrologist or kidney doctor/specialist?

Your general practitioner is often likely to refer you to a nephrologist if you have any symptoms or any infections in the urinary tract. Besides, suppose you have hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease or a family history of kidney issues. In that case, you should consult a nephrologist and perform routine tests to detect any problems in your kidney and treat them at the earliest.

What does a nephrologist do on your first visit?

On your first visit to a kidney disease specialist, your doctor will review your medical and family history to diagnose the risk of kidney problems. Post the physical examination. A nephrologist might suggest routine blood and urine tests to diagnose and define a treatment plan. You must ensure to enlist all the symptoms to your nephrologist along with any concerns you may have to help them arrive at a proper diagnosis.

What is the difference between an urologist and a nephrologist?

Nephrologists specialize in treating ailments related to kidney function, whereas urologists specialize in conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. However, in the cases where urinary tract infections lead to kidney disease, a team of urologist and nephrologist work together to address the issues. Often, in kidney transplant surgeries, urologists and nephrologists both are involved.

What foods help repair kidneys?

Food intake is crucial and some of the foods that can help in repairing kidneys and maintaining the body’s mineral requirements. Some of the foods that help repair kidneys
include:
Apples
Garlic
Cabbage
Berries
Beans
Onions
Egg whites
Fish
Grapes
Cauliflower

Is drinking a lot of water good for your kidneys?

Water helps your kidneys to remove waste in the form of urine. Dehydration can lead to kidney damage and impair body functions. Thus, drinking sufficient amounts of water keeps your kidneys in a healthy state. However, drinking too much water can backfire as your kidneys might not be able to get rid of excess water leading to the dilution of sodium content in your body.

What are the signs of dying from kidney failure?

There are five stages to kidney failure, depending on the glomerular filtration rate. In the 5th and last stage, also known as the established renal failure, the chances of mortality increase significantly. Some of the stages observed in the 5th stage of kidney failure include bruising easily, numbness in hands and feet, bad breath, frequent nosebleeds, sleeping problems and oedema in hands and legs.

Nephrology Specialists at Ace Hospital Pune

With a team of doctors as qualified as the one at Ace Hospital, you can be rest assured that your health is in the best possible hands.

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