Renal failure is a condition where the kidneys are unable to remove the waste products and poisons from our bodies. A rise in the measured level of serum creatinine in the blood (by a lab test) reflects renal failure (also known as kidney failure) which keeps increasing under progressive (deteriorating) renal failure. Also hemoglobin levels keep falling. (Creatinine is a normal chemical waste molecule produced by our muscles, whose level in our blood should remain constant since healthy kidneys will filter out excess creatinine, to be disposed of in the urine)
People come to us at different stages of renal failure. When we take up the treatment we do a thorough assessment of the patient’s circumstances surrounding their renal failure. From this, we put together a treatment plan with the aim of reducing the serum urea and creatinine in the body. A principal objective of the treatment is to make sure we address the symptoms that are associated with higher urea and creatinine levels (when in renal failure), which include water retention (demonstrated as swelling in the face and/or feet, or accumulation of water in the lungs or abdomen, for example). At the same time, the treatment is designed to arrest the progress of renal failure itself.
What people experience through our treatment, especially the people who have come at a very early stage of renal failure, is a very quick arresting of their renal failure.
Renal failure process is marked by a continuous deterioration of the kidneys. Our treatment challenges that and puts a stop to the process which is causing the kidneys’ deterioration. In this way, the kidneys continue to function at least at the same level (as when the treatment was started by us) with minimal further deterioration. As our treatment progresses over some weeks, we expect the creatinine levels to go down and hemoglobin levels to rise (which we monitor through the reports of blood tests on creatinine, urea and haemoglobin , which the patient will have to have done periodically - through a test laboratory local to the patient - say every 2 weeks or even more frequently according to the level of creatinine).
Our treatment is done routinely by our doctors in a process-based way which allows us to treat patients wherever they are in the world. Patients either come to our clinic or we use skype video / internet to communicate with the patient and gather report updates - this we call our TeleMedicine service).