Kidney (Nephrology) Conditions and Treatments

Kidney (Nephrology) Conditions and Treatments2018-03-03T13:00:00+00:00

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is a branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys.

The kidneys are vital for life with their complex network of blood vessels and intricate network of tubes and tubules that filter waste products and excess water from the blood.

The kidneys help to regulate fluid, electrolyte, and acid levels in the body; levels that can be altered by disease, drugs and toxins.

If you are thinking of going overseas for treatment for a Nephrology condition, IMT can help.

We can link you with our affiliated hospitals and clinics in Dubai, Thailand and India for cost-effective, high quality treatments for the kidneys. All our affiliated hospitals and clinics are internationally accredited and have state-of-the-art operating theaters and equipment.

Common Kidney Conditions & Treatment Options

Please click on the type of kidney condition from the list below to see the common treatment options. Please note that if the kidney treatment is not listed below, please contact us and we will find out if the treatment is available at one of our partner hospitals.

These are some of the common treatment options for Kidney Cancer

  • Surgery: This is done to remove the part of the kidney or all of the kidney that has the cancer cells present and is often followed by other treatment options.

  • Chemotherapy: This treatment uses anti- cancer drugs to kill the cancer cells in the body. These drugs can be taken orally or injected into the body.

  • Radiotherapy: This involves using high- energy beams to kill cancer cells and may be external (using x- rays) or internal by using radioactive pellets.

  • Targeted Therapy: It is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to target specific cancer cells without causing damage to normal cells.

  • Immunotherapy: This cancer treatment option is meant to boost the immune system of the body and make it aware of the presence of cancer in the body thereby being able to fight the cancer cells.

  • Transplant: If both kidneys need to be removed, a transfer of a health kidney from a donor could be done. The blood type of both the donor and recipient must be compatible.

These are some of the common treatment options for Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Transplant: This involves transferring a healthy kidney from a donor to a recipient. The blood type of both the donor and recipient must be compatible. 

These are some of the common treatment options for Acute Renal Failure

The most common type of treatment for acute renal failure is dialysis together with medication to control potassium and restore calcium levels in the body. The types of dialysis can include:

  • Haemodialysis: In this type of dialysis, hemodialyzer is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from the blood.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis: The blood is cleaned inside the body by placing a plastic tube (catheter) into the abdomen through which excess toxins are removed from the blood.

These are some of the common treatment options for Addison’s Disease

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: This is used to rectify the steroid hormones in the body. Can be done using Oral Corticosteroids like cortisone acetate which is used to replace cortisol hormones.

  • Corticosteroids Injection: This is used for people who vomit and are unable to retain the oral medications.

Other common kidney conditions include:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Hepatitis C Associated Renal Disease
  • HIV Associated Nephropathy (HIVAN)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Reflux and obstructive nephropathies
  • Urinary tract neoplasms, and other inherited renal diseases

Maybe you don’t have access to a hospital or clinic that can give you the treatment that you need. IMT can help you access cost-effective, high quality kidney treatments at our affiliated hospitals in Dubai, Thailand and India. We can link you with the right hospital and arrange your travel.

Our partner hospitals can also perform kidney transplants including:

  • Cadaveric renal transplantation
  • Cadaver-donor kidney transplantation
  • Living donor kidney transplants (from both related and unrelated donors)
  • Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy

To learn more on overseas kidney treatments available at our partner hospitals please click the button below..

Technology and Advanced Treatment

The latest advancements in technology can play an important role in the treatment process.

IMT can help you access the latest technology. We can link you with our affiliated, internationally accredited hospitals and clinics where equipment such as the following is available:

  • CRRT
  • HD
  • SLED
  • Nocturnal Hemodialysis
  • Short Daily Frequent Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Hemoperfusion for poisoning cases

A number of our partner hospitals have well equipped, state-of-the-art, dedicated Nephrology departments.

Prevention

Prevention is always better than a cure. Some of the ways you can reduce your risk of getting Kidney disease include:

  • Not smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products.
  • Using alcohol in moderation, if you do drink.
  • Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoiding foods high in cholesterol, and high in saturated fats, sugar and salt.
  • Trying to reduce stress
  • Staying physically active and exercising regularly.

Additional resources

If you would like to find out more about Kidney related disease and its different types, we have put together a few high quality links that could be useful.

http://www.medscape.com/nephrology

This site provides a good overview of Nephrology conditions and treatments.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-kidney-disease-prevention

https://www.kidney.org/prevention

Both site provides a good overview of kidney disease prevention.

How IMT Can Help?

Kidney Disease can be treatable if caught early

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health check-ups and that you keep yourself informed about the best ways to maintain a healthy life-style.

We also do recommend that you take preventative measures such as eating healthily and exercising regularly.

But maybe you find that you need more than your local doctor or hospital. Maybe you want to access a fully-equipped, internationally recognized hospital or clinic overseas which can provide comprehensive health check-ups, a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatments.

If you would like to find out more about kidney treatments at top hospitals in India, Dubai and Thailand, please contact us today.

We are here to help. By using IMT you will be assured of the following:

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You will get a free, dedicated client coordinator who will help coordinate with our partner hospitals to provide you, for free, with treatment plans and quotes to allow you to make an informed decision about which hospital and treatment is right for you.

All our partner hospitals are internationally accredited (JCI) and are the top hospitals in each country. We only work with market leading hospitals.

If you arrange things through us you will never pay more than if you were to contact the hospitals directly.

No waiting times.

No hidden fees, no obligations – receive a free, dedicated coordinator from IMT to help coordinate and book your international medical treatment.

Click the button below to fill out a short form with your information to get treatment options from specialists at our partner hospitals today.