Kidney Specialist in Delhi

Kidneys are a vital organ for the proper functioning of the body. They have a complex and intricate network of blood vessels and tubes that filter blood by eliminating the excess water and waste products. Kidneys are responsible for maintaining acid-base regulation and an electrolyte balance in the body. However, certain conditions and diseases may hinder kidney function and require immediate medical attention. Nephrology is the branch of medicine which specializes in the study of the kidney, it’s functions and disorders. Nephrologists (physicians who specialize in the study of kidneys) at Apollo Spectra have years of experience in nephrology and provide comprehensive treatment and care to all the patients.

When should you see a Kidney specialist?
A large number of people across the globe are living with a kidney disease without even knowing that. Kidney diseases show a number of physical symptoms, however, they are taken for other conditions. The symptoms of a kidney disease could be very subtle and you may not notice them until the disease progresses and reaches later stages. Hence, it is important to know the various signs that might signal towards a kidney problem. Some common symptoms of kidney disorders include-

  • Constant fatigue or lack of energy
  • A dry and itchy skin
  • Feeling to urinate more often
  • A reduced amount of urine
  • Puffiness around eyes or on face
  • Urine that appears foamy
  • Blood in urine
  • Swollen ankles and feet
  • Experiencing frequent muscle cramping
  • Feeling cold or getting chills
  • A general feeling of weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

In case you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, make an appointment with a kidney specialist at Apollo Spectra, Delhi, immediately as they may be a symptom of chronic kidney conditions.

Who is at risk of developing a kidney disease?
While anyone can be diagnosed with a kidney disease, Nephrologists at Apollo Spectra, with their years of experience in the field have laid down certain risk factors that increase the chances of kidney diseases, including-

  • People with diabetes
  • People with hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Aged people
  • People of Asian, African, Hispanic descent
  • People with a family history of a kidney disease
Which kidney diseases are treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Delhi?
At Apollo Spectra, Delhi, we have a team of top nephrologists in the country and the most advanced technology for the treatment of various kidney disorders. Our team works together in the closest association with other medical departments to treat the most critical kidney conditions. Some common conditions treated at Apollo Spectra, Delhi, include-

  • Chronic kidney diseaseA chronic kidney disease is the most common and serious form of kidney disorder. The major cause behind this condition is high blood pressure as it increases the pressure on the tiny blood vessels (glomeruli), where the blood is filtered. Diabetes is another condition which causes increased pressure on the blood vessels, preventing the cleaning of the blood. This increases the level of toxins in the blood, ultimately causing kidney damage and failure. This condition gets worse over time and if not treated, can lead to End-stage renal disease or even kidney failure. In case the kidneys fail, dialysis or a kidney transplant is required in order to keep the patient alive.At Apollo Spectra, nephrologists perform a series of physical exams and laboratory tests in order to diagnose chronic kidney disease and jot down the best treatment plan for you.
  • GlomerulonephritisGlomerulonephritis refers to the inflammation of small blood vessels that filter blood in the kidney, in kidney known as Glomeruli. This condition is often caused by certain drugs, infections or birth disorders.
  • Kidney stonesKidney stones are extremely common kidney problems. Kidney stones occur as a result of the crystallizing of substances in the blood, which lead to the formation of solid masses in the kidney. This condition can cause pain and discomfort, however, it rarely causes any serious problems. These stones usually pass out of the body during urination which may be extremely painful. At Apollo Spectra, the doctors perform diagnostics to confirm kidney stones and provide you with prescriptions to treat the issue.
  • Polycystic kidney diseaseIt is a kidney disease which is caused by genetic factors. Under this disease, small sacs of fluid called cysts form inside the kidney which can hinder kidney function and may ultimately lead to kidney failure.  This is a serious condition that requires diagnosis and timely treatment. At Apollo Spectra, nephrologists provide you with individual treatment plans for polycystic kidney disease which may include medicines or surgery.
Why should you choose Apollo Spectra, Delhi for the treatment of your kidney issues?
The nephrologists or kidney specialists at Apollo Spectra hospital are experts at evaluating and managing a wide range of kidney diseases. Besides treating the disease, our specialists engage patients in the process and provide them with guidance to help them understand their condition and participate in their own care.