Kidney Disease

Kidney disease typically occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to function as they should. This can happen when blood flow to the kidneys is limited, if there is damage to the kidneys, or if urine becomes backed up into the kidneys. These can all occur as a result of an accident or injury, a severe infection or autoimmune disease, prostate and urethral disease. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of chronic kidney disease.

Although there are often no symptoms in the early stages of chronic kidney disease, some common signs as the disease progresses include vomiting, more frequent urination, swelling in the ankles, fatigue, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss and muscle cramps.

Although there is no cure for kidney disease, it is often possible to manage or slow down the advancement of the disease. Dr Maharajh will exclude obstructive diseases affecting the kidney and treat accordingly.


Dr Suhani Maharajh is a Specialist Urologist in Durban. After completing her undergraduate training summa cum laude at Nelson R Mandela School of medicine, she pursued her true passion and qualified as a urologist in 2012 and was awarded the Lionel B Goldscmidt Medal.

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