In this video, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIIMS, will discuss the reversible causes of renal dysfunction. In addition to the kidney disease, the progression of the CKD also can be further damaged due to certain acute factors. The common acute reversible factors are dehydration, intake of NSAIDs, obstruction in the urinary tract, hypercalcemia, hypokalemia or systemic infections. These factors can damage the kidney and progress the CKD.
Dr Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, graduate and post graduate from King George Medical College, Lucknow did his nephrology specialization from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1987. Since then he is working in the same department. Kidney diseases, particularly acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) contribute to more than 10,000 patients per million populations in India. These are not only serious diseases but also involves significant finances of the patient and family. While working at AIIMS in last 30 years, during various media briefing, radio talks and non-nephrology meetings, significant lacunae in general knowledge about kidney disease in general public became obvious.