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Bilateral renal parenchymal disease reported on ultrasound scan. What next?

This is a common situation that I as a nephrologist face. An apparently healthy person who recently underwent an “executive” health check-up and was found to have “bilateral renal parenchymal disease- grade1” on the ultrasound scan. Everything else is perfectly normal. The only problem is that the “apparently” healthy person is now extremely anxious with […]

Nephrology vs Urology : What is the difference between them?

Urology and Nephrology both deal with the study of the urinary tract and its diseases. So when you are told to have a “kidney problem”, you may become confused about which specialist to consult. At Dharma Kidney Care, where we provide nephrology services in Bangalore, we routinely get a lot of inquiries from patients who actually need to see a urologist.  This article aims to answer a very simple question you may have in such a situation….

Vaccination in adults : Protect yourself from severe infections

Vaccination in adults is almost always neglected in India. This needs to change Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop immunity to a disease causing germ. While the importance of vaccination in children is well understood, vaccination in adults is almost always neglected. This results […]

High Flux Dialysis in Bangalore

Dialysis in Bangalore : Introducing high flux dialysis and its benefits Type of Dialysis While dialysis in Bangalore has been performed for almost 35 years now, it is in the last 10 years that the number of patients and also dialysis centers has increased exponentially. There are two type of of dialysis hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. […]

Kidney Education

The kidney is extremely important for removing waste products and excess fluid from your body. This excess fluid and waste products are removed from your body in the form of urine. The kidneys are responsible for handling the production of urine. The kidneys follow a complex process of excretion and reabsorption for the production of […]