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A kidney is a vital organ of your body. When your kidneys are affected, unwanted fluids and products can build up in your body and can cause swelling in your ankles, nausea, weakness, poor sleep, and shortness of breath. The damage can worsen without treatment, and your kidneys may eventually stop functioning which could be life-threatening. Here comes nephrology–the subspecialty of internal medicine. It focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the kidney. The kidney performs many critical functions, and a nephrologist can provide consultation related to kidney disorders. At Careever, our patient-friendly expert nephrologists are just a call away. You just need to book an appointment and get proper and complete guidance.
The sub speciality of nephrology include:
- Critical care nephrology
- Kidney dialysis
- Interventional nephrology
- Pediatric nephrology
- Kidney transplantation
If we take into note the severity of conditions related to kidney the following statement is an eye-opener. Worldwide, over 2 million people currently receive treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Ironically, this number only represents only 10% of the population who actually need treatment to stay alive. Out of these 2 million, the majority are treated in countries like the United States, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Brazil. Just imagine, these countries represent only 12% of the world population.
Chronic kidney disease occurs when a medical condition like diabetes impairs our kidney function, causing kidney damage to worsen over several months or years. This may lead to kidney failure and the need for a kidney transplant. Careever expert panellists can help you guide to make take an informed decision over video consultation. Book an appointment with our top doctors and get help today.