Dr Venu Madhav Reddy G | Nephrologist In Bangalore | Acute Kidney Dialysis
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After completing his post-graduation in Internal medicine, he joined the Department of Nephrology at Christian Medical College in 2009. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Nephrology at CMC, Vellore, and simultaneously worked as Consultant In-charge of the CMC Transplant Clinic. He has performed innumerable Renal Biopsies, Dialysis Catheterizations procedures including percutaneous CAPD, and managed transplantation independently. He is well-versed in Clinical Nephrology including critical care nephrology, all forms of dialysis, and Transplantation.
MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Nephrology), CMC Vellore.
Renal Transplantation, Immunology, Immunosuppressive Drugs, Post-transplant Infections, Acute kidney Injury, Glomerular Diseases, Interventional Nephrology, Critical Care Nephrology, Kidney transplant.
  • He presented original research papers particularly in the field of Acute Kidney Injury in Stem Cell Transplantation recipients and Pediatric Renal Transplantation in National Conferences and some of which were adjudged as the best papers at the national and zonal level.
  • He was awarded ‘Dr. JCM Shastry’ prize for the best outgoing post graduate in Nephrology from CMC, Vellore.
  • He has also won various institutional prizes during his undergraduate course.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Acute kidney injury in which the body itself heals and kidney functions normalize for anyone. 
2. Chronic kidney disease has no cure and will stay for months or a lifetime.

The common symptoms of chronic kidney disease are blood in urine, anaemia, dark urine, reduced mental alertness, reduced urine, fatigue, and hypertension.

Diabetes is a common cause of kidney disease. In India, almost 52% of kidney disease is associated with kidney disease due to genes and lifestyle.

Yes, it is common and only a minority of kidney diseases are inherited, which runs in the family. It may be due to diabetes, blood pressure, and heart disease. Autosomal polycystic kidney disease is one of the inherited kidney diseases, which affects one generation to another.

The term Haemo means “blood”, and dialysis means “Purification”. Haemodialysis is the method of purifying the blood to ensure the kidneys are not working normally in any individual.

Yes, there are five stages of the kidney which are classified based on the Glomerular filtration rate (GFR). 
They are as follows:

  • Stage 1 is Normal or high GFR > 90 mL/min
  • Stage 2 is Mild CKD with GFR = 60-89 mL/min
  • Stage 3A is Moderate CKD with GFR = 45-59 mL/min
  • Stage 3B is Moderate CKD with GFR = 30-44 mL/min
  • Stage 4 is Severe CKD with GFR = 15-29 mL/min
  • Stage 5 is End Stage CKD with GFR <15 mL/min

Fluids are very important as it helps to maintain the balance of the kidney. Especially during work, exposure to hot water, and during fever, etc. Drink lots of water to avoid the risk of kidney problems, otherwise, blood pressure changes, perfusion to the filtering organs are altered and the kidney may shut down.

Assess kidney health regularly, Sugar control, Heart checkup, Diet control, Intake of plenty of fluids, regular exercise, limit alcohol and smoke.

No, if you have or had kidney problems then you are not the right candidate to register as a kidney donor.

The earliest sign of kidney disease is Blood pressure, in elderly and middle-aged people. A urine test and Serum creatinine test are recommended for the diagnosis of kidney function when early signs are identified.

Yes. It depends on the level of creatinine, the normal level of creatinine in the blood is approximately 1.0 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) in any healthy adult. If the creatinine level in the blood is high - 2.5 to 3 milligrams/deciliters (mg/dL), then a special diet is recommended to avoid the risk of kidney problems. If the creatinine level in the blood is low then diet restriction will be less. 

It is better to avoid food rich in salt, sugars, and oil and limit dairy products to manage a healthy weight, and consume a balanced diet that is minimal in sat and fat to control blood pressure.

Intake lots of fluids, avoid excess medications for headaches, joint pain & other common health issues, avoid nutrition supplements, and limit alcohol.

Yes, it is the last stage of chronic kidney disease in which your kidneys fail to function normally and causes a lot of burden in terms of finance.

The possible reasons are genetic and immunology. In the elderly, the foundation for kidney disease is diabetes, whereas in youngsters kidney disease is due to Immunology disease, environmental factors like exposure to allergens, and bacterial infection.

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Tuberous Sclerosis, and Alport syndrome.

It is a genetic condition characterized by kidney disease which results in progressive loss of kidney function. Other problems include loss of hearing and defects in the eye.

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