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Strategies for Chronic Kidney Disease patients
Chronic Kidney Disease, often abbreviated as CKD, is a long-term medical condition that affects the kidneys' ability to filter waste and excess fluids from the blood. It is typically a progressive condition, and if left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, where the kidneys can no longer perform their essential functions. CKD is often asymptomatic in its early stages, making regular monitoring through blood and urine tests critical for early detection.Common risk factors for CKD include high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of kidney disease, and certain infections. Symptoms of CKD can include fatigue, swelling, changes in urination frequency, blood in urine, and high blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications, such as a kidney-friendly diet low in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, are often recommended to manage CKD. Medications to control blood pressure, manage diabetes, and treat complications like anemia are common in CKD management.Early diagnosis, proactive management, and working closely with healthcare providers are key to preserving kidney function and improving the quality of life for individuals with CKD.
About the Speaker
Dr.Krishnam Raju Penmatsa
Consultant Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Physician Prime Hospital, Dubai Consultant Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Physician Prime Hospital, Dubaia
Dr. Krishnam Raju Penmatsa is currently working as Consultant Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Physician, Prime Hospital, Dubai. Dr. Krishnam Raju also did his professional Diploma in Diabetes Management from Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India. He has his expertise in areas of Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic Management, Management of CKD Clinics, Hemodialysis Unit management and many more. He is a lifetime member of RSSDI, International Society of Nephrology, Association of Physicians India. He published various articles, paper nationally and internationally
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