Here, Dr David Game, a leading consultant nephrologist, explains to us what a low EGFR typically means in a routine blood test, outlines the main causes of low EGFR levels, and tells us how exactly a low EGFR is detected.
If you find blood in your urine, what should you do? Why does it happen? And why can our urine look more or less concentrated at different times in the day? London-based nephrologist Dr David Game is here to answer these, and more, questions about haematuria.
Diseases which mostly affect the kidney’s filters are classified under the umbrella term glomerulonephritis. Although some patients experience sudden, serious complications, these conditions can develop very slowly over many years. In this illuminating article, renowned consultant nephrologist Dr James Pattison gives an all-you-need-to-know guide to glomerulonephritis.
It's useful to learn about chronic kidney disease (CKD) management. If you wonder whether you may have it, or are beginning to live with the condition, you may have questions about what you and your doctors can do to help you live a full life.
Kidney stones are a common cause of pain, affecting 1 in 10 people. We discuss with revered London-based urologist, Dr David Game, the formation of kidney stones, the symptoms that they can cause, and whether they can be prevented entirely.
It's reassuring to learn about recent medical advances that allow for effective management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), even the more severe cases. Here to explain more and discuss other issues surrounding this common condition, particularly in the older population, is leading consultant nephrologist Dr James Pattinson.
Proteinuria is a symptom of an underlying health problem in which there are increased levels of protein in the urine. If it is left undetected or untreated, proteinuria can progress to more serious complications. We spoke to Professor Liz Lightstone, one of our top consultant nephrologists operating in London, about this symptom to understand what it means to have it and what underlying health conditions might be causing it.
Hypertension is much more common than you might think. Around a third of UK adults have it and many may not even realise. The only way to know is to get tested. Dr Mark Thomas explains what the numbers on blood pressure readings mean and how he can help you if you have been recently diagnosed.