Alfa Kidney Care provides precise diagnosis and treatment options for a variety of health conditions. Our team of medical professionals is committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on various diseases, disorders, and ailments.
Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
- Acute Kidney Injury: Acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, is a sudden and often reversible loss of kidney function. Treatment depends on the underlying cause but may include supportive care such as IV fluids or medications to manage blood pressure and electrolyte imbalances.
- Chronic Kidney Disease: Chronic kidney disease is a long-term, progressive condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter waste and excess fluid. Treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the disease and managing complications. This may include lifestyle modifications such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, medications etc.
Diabetes-related kidney disease
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease, also known as diabetic nephropathy. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys, impairing their ability to filter waste and fluid from the blood properly.
Young-onset Hypertension and uncontrolled Hypertension
Young-onset hypertension refers to high blood pressure that develops at a young age, typically before the age of 40. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as obesity, lack of physical activity, a family history of hypertension, and underlying medical conditions such as kidney disease or hormonal imbalances. Uncontrolled hypertension refers to high blood pressure that remains elevated despite treatment.
Hereditary Kidney disease
Hereditary kidney diseases are genetic conditions that affect the kidneys and can be passed down from parents to their children. Types include:
- Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD): This condition causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in the kidneys, which can lead to reduced kidney function and potentially kidney failure.
- Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD): This is a rare condition that causes cysts to develop in the kidneys and can also affect other organs such as the liver and lungs.
- Alport syndrome: This condition affects the basement membrane of the kidneys and can lead to progressive kidney damage and hearing loss.
- Fabry disease: This condition is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A and can lead to kidney damage.
Pediatric kidney disease
Pediatric kidney disease refers to any condition that affects the kidneys in children. Some examples of pediatric kidney diseases include:
- Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT): This refers to a wide range of developmental abnormalities that affect the kidneys and urinary tract.
- Glomerulonephritis: This is a group of conditions that cause inflammation in the glomeruli, the tiny filters in the kidneys that remove waste products from the blood.
- Kidney stones: This is a condition that occurs when small, hard deposits of minerals and salts form in the kidneys and cause pain and other symptoms.
Pregnancy-related kidney disease
Pregnancy can put significant strain on a woman’s body, including her kidneys. If you’re pregnant and experiencing symptoms such as swelling, high blood pressure, or changes in urination, it’s important to speak with your healthcare provider. The treatment for pregnancy-related kidney disease depends on the specific condition and severity of the symptoms.
Recurrent Kidney Stones
Recurrent kidney stones refer to the formation of multiple kidney stones over time. Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form in the kidneys and can cause severe pain and other symptoms when they pass through the urinary tract. Treatment for recurrent kidney stones may involve lifestyle modifications such as drinking plenty of water, reducing sodium and oxalate intake, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are more common in women than in men and can be painful and uncomfortable. The symptoms of UTI can vary depending on the location and severity of the infection.
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Make an appointment with Alfa Kidney Care. Alfa Kidney Care offers cutting-edge care in all nephrology specialties, including dialysis, kidney biopsy, renal transplant, kidney stone treatment, uti treatment, and a kidney-friendly diet. It was established by nephrologist Dr. Ravi Bhadania with the mission of offering people high-quality, inexpensive healthcare.