Urinary tract infection and its complications

Infection and microbial production in any part of the urinary tract can infect the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections usually occur in the lower part of the urinary tract, i.e. bladder and urethra. The following are the various terms commonly used based on this attribute: Inflammation/infection of the urethra (cystitis): The infection is … Read more

Know what dialysis is

Every year in India, more than 130,000 patients undergo dialysis. With the improvement of healthcare facilities across India, the number is expected to increase by 232 per million inhabitants/year. Maintenance hemodialysis requires the patient to visit the hospital at least twice a week. Due to the recurrent nature of hemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney … Read more

Simplified facts about kidney disease and dialysis

Kidney disease is a condition of damaged kidneys in which waste and fluid are not removed, instead of accumulating in the body. The severity of kidney disease may vary by group: *In India, more than 1,75,000 patients undergo chronic dialysis. Approximately 2,20,000-2,75,000 new patients require renal or renal replacement therapy each year. Causes of kidney … Read more

A comprehensive guide to cystinuria

cystinuria is a hereditary disease that causes stones. These stones are made up of cysteine. This forms in the kidneys, bladder and ureters. To develop cystinuria, the patient must have acquired a genetic defect from both parents. The defect in the gene causes cystine to build up in the kidneys. The main functions of the … Read more