Patients that are on dialysis need to take care of their diet in order to control their waste products and fluid levels, and achieve the best dialysis outcome possible. It is necessary for dialysis patients to have the correct amount of calories, proteins, fluids etc in the form of a well-balanced diet each day in ..
Are you or a loved one currently on dialysis and considering travelling to Sri Lanka for a holiday? Holiday dialysis is available at a few private hospitals in Colombo, and focuses on patients that are deemed fit to travel along with their families. Very often, people who are on dialysis think that embarking on a ..
We all know that exercise is good for us, but do you know just how good it is, and how it can improve our life? If you want to have more energy, feel better and live longer, then you should definitely start exercising today. There are so many benefits of regular exercise and physical activity ..
A urinalysis (urine analysis) or urine full report (UFR) is a common test that is done to assess a wide range of issues. A urinalysis tests the color, clarity, odor, pH, concentration of urine in addition to checking for sugar, protein, blood cells and other substances, which if present in urine, may indicate disease in ..
One of the most common hematology (blood) tests is the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), which is the rate at which red blood cells sediment over a period of time. This test is an indirect, inexpensive and simple method to determine how much inflammation is in the body. It is a non-specific test, where a high ..
What is Cystoscopy? When a doctor says that you need a cystoscopy, this refers to looking into your urinary bladder using a cystoscope, which is a thin flexible fiber optic tube that has a lens at one end. Cystoscopy is done through the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the ..
What are IVP X-rays and why are they so important? IVP X-rays provide pictures of the kidneys, and other components of the urinary tract such as the bladder, ureters and the urethra. An IVP shows the size, position and shape of the urinary tract and shows how well the kidneys are working. How is ..
An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy allows a doctor to see the inside lining of your digestive tract, in particular, the upper GI tract. This test is sometimes called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), as the entire upper GI tract, which consists of the esophagus, stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum) can be examined. ..
Spirometry is a common test that is done to assess how well your lung works. It means the ‘measuring of breath’, and is the most common of the pulmonary function tests. Here is a brief summary of what to expect with a spirometry test. What is it used for? Spirometry is used diagnose conditions ..
World Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year across the globe, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to health, and educating people on how to reduce risks of developing kidney ailments. This year’s theme is ‘Kidney Health for All’, and provides a great opportunity ..