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NEPHROLOGY


Q 1-All kidney diseases are incurable.

A-No, all kidney diseases are not incurable. Early diagnosis and treatment cures many diseases. And in some diseases, early diagnosis and treatment hault the progression.

 

Q 2- Kidney failure can occur if one kidney fails.

A-No, kidney failure occurs only when both kidney fails. Some persons have single kidney from birth and can live normal life.

 

Q 3- What is dialysis?

A-Dialysis is an effective and life saving treatment in kidney failure, which removes waste products,extra water and corrects electrolytes as well as acid base disturbances.It is of two types- hemodialysis or dialysis of blood and peritoneal dialysis.

 

Q 4-My serum creatinine level is slightly above normal. But I have no complaints.

A- Even mild increase in serum creatinine is an indicator of kidney impairment and needs attention. Early stage of chronic kidney disease is usually asymptomatic, and Increased value of serum creatinine may be the only clue of underlying kidney disease. Serum creatinine level of 1.6 mg/dl means over 50% of Kidney function is already lost, which is significant. Detection of chronic Kidney disease and initiation of proper therapy at this stage will slow the progression of kidney disease.

 

Q 5- Dialysis cures kidney failure.

A- No. Dialysis does not cure the kidney failure. Dialysis carries out the function that kidney is no longer capable of doing. Dialysis keeps patient asymptomatic, fit and healthy in spite of severe kidney failure.

 

Q 6- Donation of a kidney affects health and sexual function.

A: Kidney donation is very safe and there is no effect on health and sexual function. Kidney donors live a normal life including marital life and childbirth.

 

Q 7: For kidney transplantation it is possible to buy a kidney.

A: Buying or selling a kidney is a crime. Also a kidney transplanted from a live unrelated kidney donor carries higher risk of rejection as compared to a live related kidney donor.



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