Dr. Karthik Karanam is a nephrologist practicing in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Karanam specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Karanam most typically treats conditions like kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, polycystuc kidney disease, high blood pressure and more. Nephrologists are also experts on kidney transplantation and dialysis. They are usually referred to by primary care physicians for problems related to the kidneys, and while they can perform tests to diagnose kidney disorders, they do not perform surgeries.
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Not usually. It is very rare for a urinary infection to cause kidney failure by itself. READ MORE
Drinking at least 3 liters of water per day is recommended. Avoid high salt and oxalate diet. Sometimes medications are required depending on the condition and lab tests. READ MORE
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