Patients with kidney illness need specialist knowledge and experience. There are acute situations even in patients with chronic kidney disease that require a rapid diagnosis and management. At our centre, we provide the expertise medical knowledge together with the latest medical investigations and management for kidney conditions. Our medical director, Dr Tan Seng Hoe, is a renowned kidney specialist and physician. The specialty of kidney conditions, or nephrology, covers all aspects of kidney care including hypertension, proteinuria, dialysis for end stage kidney failure patients, blood in the urine investigation and various medical conditions affecting the kidney.
Our mission is to dramatically improve the lives for kidney patients integrating holistic, state of the art care and delivering professional services.
Our clinic is based at Gleneagles Medical Centre in Singapore. Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore has been named as one of the Top 10 World’s Best Hospital for Medical Tourists in the annual ranking by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).
A person can lose a substantial part of their kidney function before blood tests become abnormal.
Chronic kidney disease is when the kidneys are not working as well as they should. Normal kidneys filter the blood and remove waste and excess salt and water. In people with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys slowly lose the ability to filter the blood. In time, the kidneys can stop working completely. That is why it is so important to keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse.
Chronic kidney disease can affect people without any symptoms. Signs of advancing chronic kidney conditions include swollen ankles, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, decreased appetite, blood in the urine and foamy urine.
Do you have hypertension? Do you have diabetes mellitus? Do you have a family history of kidney conditions. These are some of the conditions that affect kidney function. Most people do not have symptoms initially. Early assessment by an experienced doctor is important for kidney health.
On the other hand, some patients may be having blood in the urine. This is often a frightening phenomenon for patients. The various causes can range from urine tract infection, urinary tract stones to more serious conditions such as cancer. Many of these conditions are treatable particularly if managed early. Make an appointment for a professional clinical evaluation for your health concerns!