Understanding Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body). Urinary Tract Infections are usually caused by bacteria, but they can also be caused by viruses or fungi.

Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection include:

1. Frequent and strong urge to urinate
2. Pain or a burning sensation during urination
3. Cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
4. Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen or back
5. Feeling tired or shaky
6. Fever or chills (a sign that the infection may have reached the kidneys)

If you suspect you have a Urinary Tract Infections, it is important to see a kidney specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They may ask for a urine sample to test for the presence of bacteria or other signs of infection. Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections typically involves a course of antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. Drinking plenty of water and urinating frequently can also help flush out the bacteria.

To prevent Urinary Tract Infections, it’s important to maintain good hygiene, such as wiping from front to back after using the toilet, and drinking plenty of water to promote regular urination.

It’s worth noting that if you are experiencing symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infections, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

If you or a loved one are facing kidney health challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kidney Care Hospital for exceptional care and support. Visit our website today to book your appointment!

Kidney Health: Conditions That Can Affect Your Kidneys

Maintaining good kidney health is essential for a healthy lifestyle. The kidneys play a vital role in filtering waste products from the blood, regulating blood pressure, balancing electrolytes, and producing hormones. Unfortunately, several medical conditions can significantly impact kidney functions. In this blog post, we will explore the connection between kidney health and conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, and lupus. We will also highlight how Kidney Care Hospital provides specialized care for patients with kidney diseases.

Kidney Health and Metabolic Conditions

1. Diabetes:

Diabetes is a long-term health problem where the sugar levels in your blood are too high. Here is how this can damage the kidney:

– Over time, uncontrolled diabetes can damage blood vessels and nephrons (the functional units of the kidneys).

– The damage caused can lead to diabetic kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy.

Our nephrologist specializes in managing diabetic kidney disease through personalized treatment plans, including medication management, lifestyle modifications, and regular monitoring at Kidney Care Hospital. We even work closely with patients to control blood sugar levels and manage other risk factors to slow down the progression of kidney disease.

2. Cholesterol:

High cholesterol levels can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is a condition characterized by the buildup of fatty plaques in the arteries. These plaques can restrict blood flow to the kidneys and impair their function. High cholesterol can also increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

At  Kidney Care Hospital, our nephrologist and healthcare professionals work with patients to manage cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of kidney damage:

– We provide medication, lifestyle modifications, and dietary recommendations to control cholesterol levels.

– We also provide regular health screenings to check cholesterol levels.

–  By controlling cholesterol levels, we can help protect kidney health and prevent complications.

 Autoimmune Disorders and Kidney Health

3. Lupus:

Lupus, also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune illness that can affect a variety of organs, including the kidneys. What happens when someone is suffering from Lupus:

– The body`s immune system starts attacking its own organs and cells and with time this may cause kidney failure.

– Lupus nephritis is a serious consequence of lupus that causes inflammation and renal tissue destruction.

We have a dedicated team of doctors at Kidney Care Hospital that work together to provide complete care for patients with lupus nephritis, including immunosuppressive drugs and lifestyle suggestions. We also provide dialysis to patients who have kidney failure due to lupus. Our goal is to reduce inflammation, preserve kidney function, control blood pressure, and improve lupus nephritis patients’ overall quality of life by providing a good diet plan.

Kidney Care Hospital`s Commitment to Excellence in Kidney Health

Healthy kidney health is crucial for overall well-being, and several medical conditions can impact kidney function. Whether it is diabetes, cholesterol-related issues, or lupus nephritis, Kidney Care Hospital, Udaipur is dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with kidney disease.
Our experienced nephrologist, supported by a team of healthcare professionals, offers personalized treatment plans, advanced technology, and ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. If you or a loved one are facing kidney health challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kidney Care Hospital for exceptional care and support. Visit our website today to book your appointment!

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetic kidney disease, also known as diabetic nephropathy, is a serious complication of diabetes that affects the kidneys. It occurs when high levels of sugar in the blood cause damage to the small blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to kidney damage and ultimately kidney failure. In this blog post, we will explore diabetic kidney disease in more detail, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Causes of Diabetic Kidney Disease:

Diabetic kidney disease is caused by long-term exposure to high levels of sugar in the blood, which damages the small blood vessels in the kidneys. This damage leads to a condition called glomerulosclerosis, where the glomeruli (tiny blood vessels that filter waste products from the blood) become scarred and lose their ability to filter blood properly. Over time, this can lead to chronic kidney disease and eventually kidney failure.

Symptoms of Diabetic Kidney Disease:

In the early stages of diabetic kidney disease, there may be no symptoms at all. However, as the disease progresses, the following symptoms may develop:

  • Swelling in the ankles and feet
  • Increased need to urinate, especially at night
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itching
  • Muscle cramps
  • Trouble sleeping
  • High blood pressure

Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease:

The goal of treatment for diabetic kidney disease is to slow the progression of the disease and prevent or delay kidney failure. This can be achieved through a combination of lifestyle changes, medication, and in some cases, dialysis or kidney transplant.

Lifestyle changes:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise.
  • Controlling blood sugar levels by following a diabetic diet and taking medications as prescribed.
  • Controlling blood pressure through lifestyle changes and medication.


  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are medications that can help reduce blood pressure and slow the progression of kidney damage in people with diabetic kidney disease.
  • Diuretics may be prescribed to reduce swelling.
  • Statins may be prescribed to reduce cholesterol levels.

Dialysis and kidney transplant: In severe cases of diabetic kidney disease, dialysis or kidney transplant may be necessary. Dialysis is a treatment that helps remove waste products from the blood when the kidneys are no longer able to do so. A kidney transplant involves replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy one from a donor.


Diabetic kidney disease is a serious complication of diabetes that can lead to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. However, with proper treatment and management, it is possible to slow the progression of the disease and prevent or delay kidney failure. If you have diabetes, it is important to monitor your blood sugar levels, control your blood pressure, and have regular check-ups with your doctor to detect any signs of kidney damage early on.


World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

World Kidney Day is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.[1] At the start of this holiday, 66 countries observed this date in 2006. Within two years, this number rose to 88. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). This holiday was intended to raise awareness about conditions of the kidney; although many are treatable, they are a secondary medical concern of the greater population

How is kidney function measured?

The main indicator of kidney function is your blood level of creatinine, a waste product of the body produced by muscles and excreted by the kidneys. If kidney function is reduced, creatinine accumulates in the blood leading to an elevated level when a blood test is checked.

Kidney function is best measured by an indicator called GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) which measures the blood filtration rate by kidneys. This indicator allows doctors to determine if the kidney function is normal, and if not, to what level the reduced kidney function has deteriorated. In everyday practice, GFR can easily be estimated (eGFR), from measurement of the blood creatinine level, and taking into account, age, ethnicity and gender.