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Glomerulonephritis (Kidney Disease) in the Elderly

Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a medical condition due to inflammatory changes in the glomeruli, the bed of tiny blood vessels that starts the filtering process in the kidney. It can be sudden onset (acute) or chronic (gradually developing). Depending on the the cause, glomerulonephritis can be primary in that it occurs on its own or secondary […]

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Seniors

Urinary tract infections are common at any age and particularly in females. However, with advancing age and the host of conditions that tend to arise more frequently in seniors, urinary tract infections are frequently seen in the elderly. The urinary tract includes the kidney, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra.  The infection of the lower part […]

Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)

Kidney stones are crystal of minerals and salts present in urine that stick together to form stones. A single stone or multiple stones can be present in the kidney, or in the ureters. These stones may then pass into the bladder and then be expelled into the environment. The formation of stones is known as […]

Diabetic Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) in the Elderly

What is Diabetic Nephropathy? Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels (capillaries) in the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Blood circulating through a network of capillaries (glomerulus) in the kidneys is filtered to remove the toxins and form urine. The high blood glucose levels in diabetics damages the […]

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