Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the human body which play a major role in human well-being. Many people know that the kidneys' main function is to eliminate waste and excess fluid from the body through urine. Kidneys can be affected by various illnesses like the formation of kidney stones, infections, cancer or kidney failure.
With the latest advancements, thankfully, all these problems can be easily dealt with by an expert urologist, by Dr. Niren Rao, the best Kidney Doctor in Delhi, at Dr. Niren’s Rao Urology Practice.
What are the Two Types of Kidney Problems?
Acute kidney disease (short-term) and lifelong (chronic kidney disease) are the two main types of kidney issues. Most individuals recover completely from short-term kidney disease, but it can increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease later in life.
Acute Kidney Disease
Acute kidney disease is a temporary loss of kidney functions lasting for a short duration (less than three months). Many individuals recover from acute kidney disease and live normal lives. However, if the kidneys get damaged, there is a risk of developing chronic (or ongoing) kidney disease later on. If one has an acute kidney injury, it is important to monitor the health of the kidney properly by consulting an expert urologist.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease occurs when the kidneys get damaged in a way it can not be reversed. The condition must be present for at least three months to be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. With chronic kidney disease, individuals can continue to lead normal lives for many years. However, many patients will eventually require kidney replacement therapy as their kidneys' ability to filter their blood continues to deteriorate. This can be in the form of a kidney transplant or dialysis. Chronic kidney disease has many potential causes, including genetics, infection, immune conditions that harm the kidneys, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Chronic kidney disease is a major concern, and individuals suffering from it are likely to develop heart and blood vessel diseases. For this, one needs to get regular tests done and make some lifestyle changes to improve the heart's health, which also helps the kidneys stay healthy. If diagnosed early with simple tests, it will no longer cause severe kidney damage.
Consult an Experienced Urologist at Dr. Niren’s Rao Urology Practice
Sometimes, kidney diseases may not show any signs or symptoms. Even urinary tract infections can affect kidneys if left untreated. For such instances, one needs to consult an experienced urologist who can help with the required tests and determine the kidney’s health. Individuals suffering from diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and a family history of kidney disease must get their kidneys checked as it affects their quality of life.
For more details, book an appointment with Dr. Niren Rao, the best Kidney Stone specialist in Delhi, at Dr. Niren’s Rao Urology Practice. He provides effective treatment for kidney diseases, disorders, stones, cancer and failure. Consult the expert urologist to improve and enhance the health of kidneys.