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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu

Nephrology and Dialysis
Florence, AL
28 years experience male

Locations

Shoals Kidney and Hypertension Center

Florence, AL

Address

422 E Dr Hicks Blvd, Florence, AL
Directions

Fax

2567661402

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Office

Florence, AL

About

Bio

I am a full time practicing nephrologist with board certifications in Nephrology, Internal Medicine, and American Society of Hypertension. I believe in delivering commpassionate care and good communication.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Tennessee

Languages spoken

Telugu

Doctor Q&A

201 Answers
183 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Usually worsens it: Dehydration leads to less perfusion or bllod flow to the kidneys and can make kidney failure worse.
A member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Go to doctor ASAP: The presence of red blood cells in the urine is not consistent with urinary tract infection. It is more consistent with glomerulonephritis. The fact t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Possible: Although you have not given much information, the presence of a salty sweat is characteristic of cystic fibrosis. Other symptoms include poor weight g... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney Stone Risk: This occurs when level of uric acid is elevated in blood causing increased excretion in the urine. The biggest risk is of kidney stones. Treatment inc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Protein in urine: Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
More fruit in diet: You can eat more fruits rich in potassium such as tomatoes oranges bananas. The dash diet is good on outlining this . Also most food have the sodium ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Hormone: Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal glan... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Yes: Gadolinium contrast yes been associated with a condition known nephrogenoc systemic sclerosis which is more common in he setting of underlying kidney ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Maybe: The symptoms of dizziness might be important if you are having dark stools. It might be a sign of bleeding from your stomach or colon. Certainly would... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Probably not: 24 hour urine collection and testing is usually for creatinine clearance and proteins. Unless they are specifically testing for nicotine traces it wil... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Salt restriction: Water retention is actually usually caused by sodium retention. That easiest way to reduce water retention is to reduce the amount of sodium intake. T... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Be careful: Generally I do not recommend this combination. Ibuprofen and Lisinopril together can trigger kidney failure especially if the patient becomes dehydrat... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
NO: There is no diagnosis called uremic gastritis. Solitary kidney with no other abnormality is not a problem. Your stomach pain should be investigated in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
See Below: End stage renal disease is stage five CKD or GFR 15 or less. Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metaboli... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Oxalate: Most of the time ca containing kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones. Oddly enough these stones are actually prevented by taking dairy products as ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Basic metabolic labs: Frequent urination may be caused by a lack of urine concentrating ability. This can be tested by basic chemistry lab and also a lab for urine osmolali... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Should be ok: I am not aware of any problems with stevia in kidney failure. However supplements are not well regulated and thus good studies will not have been cond... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Lab tests: Although there are clinical signs of kidney failure including swelling, high blood pressure, and other signs including loss of appetite, the most reli... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Might be normal: Gfr of 59 is technically stage 3 chronic kidney disease but if there is no proteinuria or abnormal cells in urine it may just be related to aging. All... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Fluids and caffeine: Agree that increased consumption of beverages containing caffeine can make this occur by several mechanisms. The increased fluids will have to move th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Yes it is possible: High blood pressure is a condition that is genetically transmitted but is not associated with any single one gene. It also is associated with advancin... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Lasix (furosemide)?: This is clearly a abnormal. Potassium losses like this have to be distinguished between GI losses from diarrhea or renal losses. A trans tubular pota... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Many types : Their are many types of effective blood pressure medication. .Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient based on medical conditions. If t... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Probably the anxiety: The anxiety is likely causing the sensation of racing heart beat especially if the heart rate is normal.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Dietary restriction: You should avoid foods high in potassium such as bananas oranges potatoes. Also avoid salt substitutes and sea salt which actually contain increased a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Drink water: Most patients who develop hypernatremia are not able to get enough water. This can occur in setting of environmental exposure, or in healthcare settin... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Dietary restriction: Soaking them in water for about six hours is the answer i usually hear from dieticians. You should avoid foods high in potassium such as bananas orang... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney disease : This is a type of kidney disease found in rural areas along tributaries of the danube river in the balkan countries of bosnia, bulgaria, croatia, rom... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Few symptoms : Both high blood pressure and kidney failure are dangerous because they are not easily detectable. Kidney failure usually will not be evident until the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Varies with age: The normal blood pressure for children increases as they grow older. Certainly any systolic blood pressure greater than 135 in a near adult would be ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Potassium supplement: Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Pot... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Few symptoms : Both high blood pressure and kidney failure are dangerous because they are not easily detectable. Kidney failure usually will not be evident until the... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Consider kidney infection: If your symptoms include fever pain frequent urination and difficulty and or pain with urination it is likely that you have a serious kidney infection... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Probably not: Although increased fluids are helpful in preventing kidney stones i can't think of any reason why coconut water would dissolve stones.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Pain: Typically pain in flank area both sides, blood in urine , hypertension, and over time progressive kidney failure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
No interactions: Although grapefruit does have interactions with some drugs it does not appear that mail is one of them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Urine infection : Your question is somewhat broad but WBC in urine and fever definetely points to a urinary tract infection.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Ingestions: This is probably related to something you ate. The medication Methylene Blue used for bladder irritation can do this and possibly other blue dyes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Cramping pain: This is commonly called renal colic . It is usually caused by a kidney stone and is a kind of cramping abdominal pain that tends to come in waves . It... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Metabolic Acidosis: Specifically, renal tubular acidosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
100 ML/min: Younger, male, and more muscular patients will tend to have a higher GFR while females, and older patients will have a lower gfr.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
See below: Vegetables potato, tomato and spinach highest also bananna prunes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Potassium chloride: Potassium chloride. Is the most effective form but the pills are somewhat large and it can be difficult on the stomach.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney function: The decision to initiate dialysis usually is based on several factors. First laboratory testing can be performed to estimate the glomerular filtration... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
High carbohydrate: Generally foods that are high in carbohydrate are considered the worst for diabetics. Of these, bread of all types is problematic as it causes a rapid... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Highly Variable: Every patient is different. The rate of deterioration of kidney failure will be determined by the level of blood pressure control and diabetes control... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney level: Gfr stands for glomerular filtration rate. It is an estimate of the total kidney function. Hi GFR is normally not a problem. It can occur normally in ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Five to seven days : Usually a UTI will resolve in this time period. If it does not there may be a resistant organism or some anatomical problem that needs to be addressed... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Possibly: Hypertension is one one most common causes of kidney disease worldwide and especially in the United States. The duration and severity of hypertension ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
What symptoms: Need more information about your symptoms. Do you have your urinary frequency, urgency or pain with urination. If so these could be consistent with bl... Read More

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Dr.Boorgu gives very helpful and knowledgeable advice. Healthtap patients are lucky to have him.
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Mar 31, 2015
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All test done kidneys 100% my son is 11and blood and protein still recurring. Never any infection. He is very unwell when this happens. ?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Fellow of American Society of Nephrology
Most Influential, Second Place, Birmingham, AL - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, Alabama - Winter
2013
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