The Capstone Clinic


Nephrology at The Capstone Clinic

Our kidneys are the filtration system of the body. They help flush out all the toxins and maintain blood health, along with electrolytes and other fluids. Nephrology is a medical speciality that focuses on diseases related to this vital organ. Our experts at The Capstone Clinic have an impeccable track record of diagnostic experience that has helped patients identify and get treated for a range of kidney related ailments. From the commonly occurring kidney stones, urine abnormalities, acid-base imbalances to the more complex conditions such as renal failure, hydronephrosis, nephrotic syndrome - our specialist doctors have diagnosed and treated patients across ages and conditions. At The Capstone Clinic, our multispeciality format helps patients with ailments that predispose them to nephrological diseases, like diabetes, hypertension and genetic syndromes. These are more effectively managed within our clinic setup, where doctors from different specialities are under the same roof and come together to give a quick and effective treatment plan.

What is Nephrology?

The field of Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine, and its main focus is on diagnosing and managing diseases that affect the way your kidney function. There are a variety of these diseases, several of which relate to hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Below are a few risk factors that lead to both acute and chronic kidney conditions;
  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Abnormal kidney structure
  • Muscle twitches and cramps
  • Older age
Signs and Symptoms

Our nephrologists at The Capstone Clinic suggest that you look out for the below signs and symptoms, as most nephrological diseases start out slowly, but can accelerate if not treated in a timely manner.

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in how much you urinate
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Muscle twitches and cramps
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Persistent itching
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) that's difficult to control
Diagnosis

As a multispecialty clinic that caters to the whole family, we treat all our patients with a holistic approach. Our nephrologists evaluate the patient's past and present medical history, family history and occupational history. This would include a detailed examination along with blood, urine and other lab tests that can be conducted in-house to ensure ease of access and comfort for the patients.

Prevention

At The Capstone Clinic, we live by this principle. Here are a few tips from our renowned nephrologists to keep your kidneys healthy Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease, or at least help keep them under control.

  • Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Have regular check-ups with your doctor
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Drink a minimum of 2 to 3 litres of water every day