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Kidney disease

Biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems

For the study, the research team pooled information from 31,877 participants with an average age of 60 years from six cohort studies. 

Sep 28, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

Here's how you can keep your kidney healthy

Kidney is a vital organ of our body and keeping them in good shape is extremely essential. 

Apr 09, 2018, 17:25 PM IST

Weight-loss surgery may lower risk of kidney disease, failure

Obesity is a condition involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of developing serious health problems such as blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and Type-2 diabetes.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Women victimized by kidney dysfunction more than men

High blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol are some of the conditions that can cause kidney disease.

Mar 08, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study

The findings, published in the journal Kidney International, are significant because urea levels can be lowered through medication, diet.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

New autoimmune disease could be behind kidney failure

The condition causes a build-up of waste products in the blood and makes it difficult for kidneys to maintain an adequate balance of fluid in the body.

Nov 04, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Warning: Inhaling polluted air could cause kidney failure, says study

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Sep 22, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

 A drug used in the treatment of cancer may help inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with a form of inherited kidney disease, researchers have found.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia


Canberra: A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

Study says a steroid used to treat kidney ailments has adverse effects

Methylprednisolone is also used to treat conditions like skin diseases, rheumatic disorders, allergies, asthma among others.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Besides performing life sustaining function of removing the waste products and regulating the amount of water and chemicals in the body, kidneys perform the important function of maintaining normal blood pressure, produce a hormone called erythropoietin which helps in formation of red blood cells and activate vitamin D which helps in making our bones strong.

Mar 21, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

World Kidney Day: What you can do to prevent kidney disease, obesity

There are many factors that can increase an individual's risk of chronic kidney disease. 

Mar 09, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Most chronic kidney disease patients in India suffer from obesity

The study funded by the Union government's Department of Biotechnology has been enrolling patients in nine hospitals across the country.

Mar 08, 2017, 23:07 PM IST

Hyderabad: This man has three kidney transplants in over 20 years

Beating all odds, a 52-year-old man from Hyderabad underwent three kidney transplantations, which is a rare case in the country.

Mar 07, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Chronic kidney disease: What you should not forget

The most common causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol. 

Mar 06, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

Anti-ageing hormone 'Klotho' could prevent kidney disease in diabetics

The new research suggests Klotho may play a significant role in the development of kidney disease, which is often prevalent in patients with diabetes.

Feb 13, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Implantable artificial kidney to end dialysis by end of decade?

The device being engineered in the US will go through a series of safety and efficacy trials on hundreds of patients in that country before it is approved by the FDA.

Jan 27, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Excess phosphorous in human body can cause chronic kindey diseases, including hyperphosphatemia - in which phosphate levels shoot up abnormally high.

Jan 26, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

Kidney failure patients on dialysis at risk of early death

The study found that these patients tended to have a denser clot structure than individuals without kidney disease. 

Jan 07, 2017, 12:31 PM IST