Desun Today


Mrs. Keya Dutta is a school teacher and a home maker. But amidst all her responsibilities what she always ignored her own health. She is a diabetic patient with high blood pressure. Even after her physician asked her to have a restricted diabetic diet and be careful, she never paid attention to it.

What she didn’t realise that her diabetes was silently making irreversible damages to her body. For a long time she was having symptoms like:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in how much you urinate
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Muscle twitches and cramps
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Persistent itching

But all she did was to blame the food quality at school canteen and work load. But things went out of hand when on a Friday afternoon she started feeling Chest Pain & shortness of breath. Her colleagues panicked. But luckily the Principal of her school was well versed with Desun Kolkata’s Knight & Day Ambulance Service and immediately called up the Ambulance to get her admitted at Desun Kolkata.

In no time Mrs. Dutta was brought to Desun Emergency & her husband met her there. Specialist doctors immediately started her treatment. After receiving the test results, the doctor told her husband that the reason for chest pain is fluid build-up around the lining of the heart & due to her high blood pressure she was having breathlessness.

The Doctor also informed her husband that the underlying cause of her symptoms is even more serious. She has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Unaware of CKD her husband asked doctor for the details of the disease. What the doctor explained is Today’s discussion.


Chronic Kidney Disease, also called Chronic Kidney Failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted through urine. When Chronic Kidney Disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.

Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the kidney’s filtering units (glomeruli)
Interstitial nephritis, an inflammation of the kidney’s tubules and surrounding structures
Polycystic kidney disease
Prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, from conditions such as enlarged prostate, kidney stones and some cancers
Recurrent kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis

Factors that may increase risk of Chronic Kidney Disease include

High Blood Pressure
Heart and Blood Vessel (Cardiovascular) Disease
Family history of Kidney Disease
Abnormal kidney structure
Old age

Follow instructions on over-the-counter medications
Maintain a healthy weight
Don’t smoke
Manage your medical conditions with doctor’s help.

Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage. Chronic Kidney Disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.

Luckily Mrs. Dutta got detected at a very early stage and the underlying cause was Diabetes. Specialist doctor at Desun Kolkata advised her to control diabetes & Blood Pressure and be on regular medication for controlling the advancement of the CKD. Now Mrs. Dutta finally realised how important it is to take care of herself.