Patients with complaints relating to kidney function are referred to the
department. After an initial assessment, the treating nephrologists
orders appropriate diagnostic tests such as blood tests, urine tests,
ultrasonography, kidney biopsy etc. Based on the test results a
diagnosis is made and appropriate care/treatment is given or advised.
The outpatient clinic also has nephrology nurse educators to provide
counseling regarding life style modification, diet and options of renal
Kidney disease affects a large population annually causing the damaging of
the kidney and results in the inability to perform functioning. There are
a variety of causes that can lead to damage of the kidney such as diabetes,
high blood sugar, and other chronic conditions. Moreover, kidney dysfunction
can also lead to weak bones, malnutrition, and damages to the nerve. In case,
the kidney completely stops working, the patient needs a Dialysis in which the
blood is filtered and purified using a machine.