What are the different diseases/conditions treated by the Institute of Renal Sciences?
- Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are hard deposits of acid salts and minerals, and tend to stick together in concentrated urine. They don’t cause permanent damage but can be painful when passing through the urinary tract. Severe pain, usually in the side of the abdomen is the most common symptom which is often associated with nausea. Read more
- Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in a small walnut-sized gland called the prostate gland. Prostate cancer could cause difficulty with urination, but in some cases there are no symptoms at all. Read more
- Enlarged Prostate
When the small walnut-sized gland grows bigger it is known as an enlarged prostate. It usually occurs when you grow old. It may cause difficulty with urination. Read more
- Kidney Failure
When your kidney loses the ability to sufficiently filter waste from your blood, it causes kidney failure. Chronic kidney disease and Acute renal failure are the most common types of kidney failure.
- Chronic Nephropathy
It causes your kidneys to gradually stop functioning. Chronic nephropathy makes your kidneys lose their filtering ability due to IgA deposits which builds up waste products quickly in your blood.
- Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means When your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should it causes chronic kidney disease. This damage will lead to wastes building up in your body.
- Kidney Infection
Kidney infection is caused due to bacteria which causes inflammation of the kidney. Bacteria first infects the bladder or the urethra which then spreads to one of the kidneys.
Inflammation of the tiny filters in your kidneys is caused by glomerulonephritis. Hypertension is one the symptoms for glomerulonephritis. Read more
- Kidney Cysts
These are fluid-filled sacs that can form in one or both of your kidneys.
- Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetes may cause diabetic nephropathy to damage the kidney. Diabetes causes high blood glucose levels that can damage the part of the kidneys that filters your blood. Read more