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Treatment of Glomerular Diseases in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia who treat Glomerular Diseases.

Chaophya Hospital

The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

Part of the KPJ Healthcare Group, which owns 19 hospitals in Malaysia, the hospital has more than 50 resident physicians specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, radiology, physiotherapy, urology, ob-gyn, ENT and more.

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Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

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Global Hospitals Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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About Treatment of Glomerular Diseases

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is glomerular disease?

This is a disease that affects the kidneys and reduces the kidney’s ability to maintain a balance of certain substances in the bloodstream.

The kidneys body organs that are bean-shaped and approximately fist-sized. They are located just below the rib cage on each side of the body. Kidneys normally work by filtering toxins out of the bloodstream and excreting them in the urine while keeping proteins and red blood cells in the bloodstream. They use nephrons which are tiny structures to filter the body's blood supply. Each nephron is composed of a glomerulus which filters waste and excess fluids and a tubule, which modifies the waste to form urine. When someone suffers glomerular disease toxins may be retained in the bloodstream; while red blood cells and protein may be excreted in the urine.


Causes of glomerular disease.

This disease can develop by itself by affecting only the kidneys. It can also be connected with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus or certain infections which affect other organ systems.


Types of glomerular disease
    There are two basic types of glomerular disease include nephritic and nephrotic. However, the two types can sometimes overlap.
  • Nephritic: The most common symptom of nephritic disease is hematuria; blood in the urine. In mild cases of the disease, a person with glomerulonephritis may be asymptomatic without any significant impairment of kidney function or proteinuria.
  • Nephrotic: The most common symptom of nephritic symptom is proteinuria; protein in the urine. As nephrotic syndrome progresses kidney function may worsen.


Signs and symptoms include:
  • You should see a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms.
  • Discolored urine
  • Excessive protein in the urine
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Edema in the abdomen, hands, face or feet
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent Urination

Diagnosis

If you experience symptoms of glomerular disease, there are several tests that your doctor will order to diagnose glomerular disease.

  • Urine tests: Urinalysis may show red blood cells, white blood cells or increased protein levels if there is damage or inflammation in the glomeruli.
  • Blood tests: These are used to measure the level of creatinine and blood urea nitrogen, which become elevated when the kidneys are damaged and are not filtering properly.
  • Imaging tests: An ultrasound of the kidney is the most frequently recommended imaging test ordered when glomerular disease is suspected. It is mainly done to rule out other causes of decreased kidney function or blood in the urine.
  • Kidney biopsy: may be required to confirm the cause of glomerular disease in patients who cannot be diagnosed by blood tests or imaging tests alone.

Treatment

The onset of glomerular disease can be sudden (called acute), or the disease can be chronic developing slowly over a period of years. Treatment of glomerular disease depends on its cause and type. Depending on this, improvement may be seen as the infection is treated. However, sometimes management is the only option. This is important to prevent further damage to the kidneys

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