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Kidney Health

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The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located behind the abdominal organs, in the mid-back area. One kidney is located on either side of the spine. Each kidney is about the size of a fist.

They are vital for good health. The kidneys’ main job is to clean the blood by removing excess water and waste and passing them out of the body in the form of urine. Your kidneys make sure that blood pressure is stable and there is a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood. They also produce hormones that help build strong bones and form red blood cells.

When a kidney is not working properly, waste products such as salts can build up inside the body and cause health problems. These can become serious or even life-threatening.

Urologist or Nephrologist?

Both urologists and nephrologists treat conditions of the kidneys. A common question from patients is which doctor do you see for your kidney problems?

Nephrologists treat conditions that affect the function of the kidneys. Urologists can perform surgery, remove cancerous cells, treat kidney infection, and eliminate kidney cysts and stones. Urologists also treat conditions of the urinary tract, including those that can be affected by the kidneys. Urologists and nephrologists often work together to coordinate care for a single patient if an overlapping condition is present.

Kidney Problems

The most common kidney problems that Colin Teo Urology treats are:

If conditions, such as a UPJ obstruction are left untreated, temporary and sometimes permanent renal damage may result. In cases of kidney infection, symptoms that begin as urinary problems may spread to other parts of the body if treatment is not received. As such, it is crucial to seek urology care as early as possible or at the sudden onset of symptoms.

Signs of Kidney Problems

Fatigue, weakness, difficulty in urination, painful urination, increased urination at night, frothy urine, blood in urine, increased thirst, swollen face, hands, ankles and feet, and puffy eyes are some of the early signs of a kidney problem. If you observe any of these, consult your urologist.

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Follow these golden rules for healthy kidneys year-round.

  • Stay fit and exercise regularly.
  • Keep a check on your blood pressure level.
  • Control your blood sugar level.
  • Drink enough water each day.
  • Quit smoking.

Discover the causes of your kidney problem symptoms and seek recommendations on suitable treatment options for your kidney condition with Colin Teo Urology. Contact us to book an appointment today.

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