Self-catheterisation means that you insert a small, flexible plastic tube into the bladder. The urine flows out through this tube which is then removed and washed.
Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs.
Urology is derived from the Greek “οὖρον” pronounced ouron which means “urine” and “λογία” pronpounced “logia” meaning “study of”.
The fields of nephrology and urology share some overlap because they can both involve the kidneys.
Screening in such high-risk individuals helps in early detection and diagnosis of kidney disease.
If you have answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, you should discuss with our doctor as you may need testing for kidney disease.
Kidney failure shows symptoms only when 90 % of renal functions fail. Hence, chronic renal failure is often called a ‘silent killer’. The kidneys gradually lose their function and reach an irreversible stage called ESRD. Thereafter, wastes and excess fluid from the body are not removed. The only treatment option is either dialysis or renal transplant.
Kidney stones are hard, crystalline mineral and acid deposits which form in the kidney or urinary tract. They are sometimes called renal calculi. It is possible for anyone to develop a kidney stone. However, certain diseases and conditions or those who are taking certain medications are more prone to this formation.
Uroflowmetry is a procedure used to calculate the amount and flow rate of urine in seconds during the void. The information helps evaluate function of the lower urinary tract and determine if there is enlargement of prostate gland or improper function of the bladder.