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Kidney Disease and Its Treatment in South Korea

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Unhealthy lifestyle that we’re used to in modern era make us more susceptible to various diseases, even at young age. There are a number of habits that make you more prone to diseases, such as alcohol, smoking, excessive drinking, sleeping with cellphone, and too much salt and sugar intake.

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sleeping near cellphone is dangerous for your health

Food is an important factor in maintaining health and body fitness. Excessive sodium intake can be dangerous for your heart and kidney as too much salt will cause kidney to experience excess calcium when processing urine, which, if left unchecked, will increase the risk of kidney stone in the future.

In addition, studies show that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. About 60-70% of your body weight is made up of water, and every part of your body needs it to function properly. Dehydration happens when you lose an excess amount of this important body water. Frequent dehydration, even if it’s mild, may lead to permanent kidney damage.

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Dehydration can cause a build-up of wastes and acids in the body, and it can clog the kidneys with muscle proteins (myogoblin).

If you suffer from kidney disease and haven’t had any luck with Indonesian medical treatment, this is the right time to try a more sophisticated and modern medical treatment in South Korea with KUIMS.

KUIMS is an accredited, multi-specialty, university hospital located in Seoul, Korea, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center.

KUIMS has a special department that handles kidney disease, which is called the department of Nephrology. Department of nephrology handles kidney diseases such as impaired kidney function, therapy, and kidney replacement surgery, as well as various conditions that affect the kidney such as diabetes and autoimmune diseases and systemic diseases that occur due to kidney problems such as osteodystrophy and hypertension.

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Dr. Yan Gyun Kim


KUIMS’s department of Nefrology has a number of expert medical¬† personnel including Dr. Yan Gyun Kim as the professor of the department. She specializes in hemodialysis glomerulonephritis, which is the type of treatment to treat inflammation of of the glomerulus (part of the kidney that functions as filter and removes excess fluid and electrolytes, as well as waste from bloodstream).

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Dr. Sang Ho Lee

Dr. Sang Ho Lee specializes in kidney transplatation and diabetic nephropathy, which occurs when diabetes causes damage and formation of scar tissue and nephrons (part of kidney that functions to filter out waste from blood and remove excess fluid from the body).

If you are someone with kidney problems and have yet to receive good results, KUIMS is a good choice for you.

Moreover, if you use Medictel’s service, the agents will schedule your hospital visits for you and help you should you encounter any problems with the hospital.

If you live outside of Korea, with Medictel’s service you don’t have to worry about making VISA and other documents, as well as transportation and accommodations in Korea because Medictel will take care of them for you.


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