Our kidneys help maintain normal salt and water balance in our body by removing the liquid waste from the blood. In an adult of normal weight (60-65Kg), about 1200ml of blood flows through both the kidneys every minute (this is about 20-25% of heart output). Therefore, normal functioning of kidneys is critical for maintaining the body’s balance. Patients with kidney disease need quality care, guidance and hope. The department provides comprehensive nephrology services under one roof, and develop individualized treatment plan, keeping in mind the patient’s diagnosis and lifestyle.

Symptoms of kidney disease

  • Puffiness or oedema on face and body
  • Foamy urine
  • Blood in the urine (Brown or coffee colour)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Headache
  • Anaemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin itching
  • Low pain radiating to pelvis
  • Frequent and excessive urination (especially in the night)
  • Physical weakness
  • Burning sensation while urinating

Common causes

  • Long standing diabetes
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • Collagen vascular disease / Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic infection of kidney, pyelonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Frequent stone formation in urinary tract
  • Enlarged prostate gland
  • Excessive use of medicines over the years (mainly pain killers)
  • Cancer of Kidney, Prostate & Bladder, Cervical Cancer in females

Conditions we treat

  • Management of acute & chronic kidney diseases
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Kidney biopsies
  • Percutaneous CAPD catheter insertion
  • Acute PD Catheter & Permacath insertion
  • Haemodialysis
  • Haemodiafiltration
  • Plasmapheresis