Five tips for those newly diagnosed with kidney disease

May 3, 2016 Knowledge
We understand that a diagnosis of kidney disease often comes as a shock. You don’t have to face it alone; here is some advice to those who are newly diagnosed.   Follow your doctor’s advice.   Being diagnosed with kidney disease does not automatically lead to kidney failure. If the cause of kidney disease is ...
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Standard Dietary Guidelines for CKD Patients on Dialysis (Haemodialysis)

Feb 11, 2016 Knowledge
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 ...
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Holiday Dialysis in Sri Lanka: Things to Consider

Feb 8, 2016 Knowledge
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 ...
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4 Reasons to Start Exercising Today

Nov 17, 2015 Knowledge
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 ...
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How to Give a Urine Analysis/UFR Sample

Nov 10, 2015 Knowledge
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 ...
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Guide to E.S.R.

Oct 22, 2015 Knowledge
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 ...
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All you need to know about Cystoscopy

Oct 10, 2015 Knowledge
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 ...
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Quick Guide: Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) X-rays

Sep 14, 2015 Knowledge
  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 ...
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All about Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Mar 26, 2015 Knowledge
  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. ...
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What is spirometry and why do I need it?

Mar 26, 2015 Knowledge
  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 ...
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