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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan

Nephrology and Dialysis
Lakewood Ranch, FL
15 years experience male

Locations

Veeraish Chauhan, MD, FACP, FASN

Lakewood Ranch, FL

Address

8614 E SR 70, Ste 101, Lakewood Ranch, FL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(941) 251-4034

Insurances accepted

Aegon Us Holding

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

<ul><li>Hi! I try to be an empathetic listener to patients' trials and travails. I consider myself a part time kidney doctor, and a full time dad. I practice Nephrology (the sub-specialty of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and <i>non-surgical</i> treatment of kidney diseases, dialysis, stones, kidney transplantation, blood pressure management, etc; and no, we are <i>not </i>the same as urologists who specialize in the<i>surgical</i> management of kidney disorders!). I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology Hypertension by the American Board of Medical Specialties. </li></ul> <ul><li>Here is a list of what excites me in nephrology: newer therapies to slow progression of chronic kidney disease, treatment of resistant hypertension, kidney stone management, home dialysis modalities, and kidney transplantation. I have written a few articles, and a book chapter on the aspects of kidney disease that I have a special interest in. I enjoy teaching and speaking on kidney diseases to medical students, physicians, and the community. In my "spare time" (an oxymoron!), I dream about hiking in to Alaska like Chris McCandless , but my wife makes sure that I restrict myself to local trail running for the time being. </li></ul> <ul><li>I see patients in consultation at my offices in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch . Should you be interested in scheduling an appointment, please call our office at 941-753-1035. For more info, please go to www.kidneydoctorbradenton.org </li></ul>

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

182 Answers
306 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Side effects: I am not aware of Lialda being a cause of kidney stones. It is known to cause a different kind of kidney disease condition called "nephrotic syndrome... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Test: Get it tested to see if there is any abnormality in the urine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Pain: Infection of the kidney, stones, etc are some possibilities. You would also want to confirm the pain is coming from the kidney and not from the struct... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Diagnose and treat: See a doc. Are you having any systemic signs like fever. You need a urine culture as well. Most uncomplicated bladder infections require only a 3 ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Get it checked: A simple urine test should confirm if it could be a renal issue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an artic... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Protein: Can definitely be a cause. A simple dipstick urine test should be able to confirm this.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Burning pain : When peeing, lower abdominal or flank pain, blood or pus in the urine, fever, urgency.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Hydronephrosis?: Does your question pertain to hydronephrosis? This is an entity wherein the drainage system of the kidney is enlarged due to increased pressure in the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Diagnose and treat: Take preventive steps to prevent further stones from forming. This includes water intake. Certain other meds might be of help. A nephrologist (kidney ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
No: Diabetes is caused because of deficiency of insulin, or your body's "resistance" to insulin. Spinach intake will not treat the underlying problem and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Please clarify: Siadh by definition is a "euvolemic" and not a hypovolemic state.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
The time duration: Chronic renal failure, or chronic kidney disease as it is now referred to, is kidney damage or reduction in kidney function that persists for 3 or mor... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
-Limit: Limit water/salt/potassium intake. Limit protein intake to 0.8 g/kg/day. Eat more plant protein.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Investigate: Usually if it is a "simple cyst" (i.e. With no signs of cancer), and does not hurt or cause bleeding or uti, a cyst does not need to be removed and ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
1500 mg a day: This is for a "low sodium diet". I have a comprehensive article on this here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kid... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Concerning: One kidney smaller than the other could be suggestive of renovascular disease which could either be the cause or the effect of your high bp. See a nep... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Diagnose and treat: Take preventive steps to prevent further stones from forming. This includes water intake. Certain other meds might be of help. A nephrologist (kidney ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Risk factors: These include indwelling catheters in the urinary tract, instrumentation, anything that could stagnate urine flow (like stones or obstruction), or abn... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Yes: You are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and consequent kidney disease; but barring other factors (it is a long check list that transplant phys... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Location location: Kidney stones could be "obstructing" or "non obstructing". Beyond treating these stones, your husband needs to take preventive steps to prevent furthe... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Possibly: Lithotripsy's results depend on the size and location of the stones along the urinary tract. However, equally importantly, you need to be investigated... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Unrelated: The burning is more likely infection related and has nothing to do with the juice. Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cran... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Theoretically : Yes, if you collect your urine for 24 hours and measure what is called "creatinine clearance". However, its typical done with blood tests. Here is a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Read on: Assuming you are referring to the current definition of a "low sodium" diet , which is about 1500-2300 mg/day, i don't see why it should have any effe... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
No single answer: It can range from "never", to "few months" in the worst case scenario. There are red flags that are predictive of a worst outcome like uncontrolled bl... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Effects of salt: We all need some sodium as part of a healthy diet. Up to 80% of what you need is already there in the food you eat. Excess salt though has been associ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney proble... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Traditionally : In the old days when we didn't have dialysis available, low protein diets were often used to treat patients with advanced kidney disease. Now, however... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Controvertial: Tea traditionally has shown to be high in oxalate that can cause kidney stones. Green tea's oxalate content is much lower. But the medical evidence ha... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Perhaps: Drink water, about 64 ozs a day to keep high urine flow rates. Cranberry juice purportedly helps but this has not been shown to be superior to antibio... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Not usually: This is a major surgery requiring complicated immunosuppresion later. In general, such surgeries would be avoided in pregnancy anyway, and would be de... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Diagnosis first: The first step is to figure out why is the potassium high? Is it a diet issue? Is it a kidney issue? Are you having cell breakdown? Some questions nee... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Article: Here is a link to a more comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
From cdc.gov website: It is very rare, but in specific circumstances HIV can be transmitted by a human bite. In 1997, cdc published findings from a state health department ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Not necessarily: I don't see the connection. Alcohol in moderation is usually ok whether you are taking protein supplements or not. Remember, food has protein. But not... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Antibiotics: Those that should be effective against e coli include bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, etc. However, a urine ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Depends: 1) what will happen: depends on the cause of kidney failure. Something like dehydration related kidney failure almost always recovers. Inflammatory pr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Not usually: The usual symptoms of mono (infectious mononucleosis) include sore throat, fever, pharyngeal inflammation. A host of other manifestations are possible... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Yes: But its not a typical symptom.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Myth:cranbery: Myth: cranbery juice is good for kdney stones. Fact: it actually increases chances of forming one.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Factors: Low creatinine levels in the urine can be seen in states like reduced kidney function (low gfr), advanced age, malnourished states, low muscle mass, l... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
1500-2300 mg a day: This is for a "low sodium diet". I have a comprehensive article on this here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-k... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Abnormal: These numbers seem to be significantly high but could mean a lot of things. See a physician asap.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Yes: Till date, not a single medical study has shown the superiority (with respect to clinical outcomes) of any one form of active vitamin d or vitamin d a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Doesn't work: Recent medical evidence does not support the use of cranberry juice for either the treatment or prevention of utis. I wrote an in depth article recent... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Typically: That advice is usually given to help you replace sodium that is lost in the sweat.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
1500-2300 mg a day: Here is a more comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html.
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Testimonials
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May 29, 2013
I have enjoyed Dr. Chauhan's answers to patient's questions. They are comprehensive yet easy to understand. In addition he offers a blog for further explanation. I recommend Dr. Chauhan for your re...Read More
Jun 6, 2013
Passionate doctor and nationally recognized in his field. His sharing of general knowledge and specialty knowledge benefits patients and other doctors. Recommend without reservations.
Jul 8, 2013
Dr. Chuhan answers are methodical and very clear. He is extremely well trained physician with fund of knowledge. I highly recommend him
HealthTap member
Thank you, your post was very helpful! I have a friend that is 30 and her dr can't figure out why she gets kidney stones all te time. Also she was told she had copd now I know
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have lindy cyst they said after gynp seen mri she ct scan bur pcp int will not folloe up n zapped dr i seek out for mricalled him n said s
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard School of Public Health
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, DREXEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Awards

AMA Physician Recognition Award
Elected Fellow to the American College of Physicians (FACP)
Elected Fellow to the American Society of Nephrology (FASN)

Affiliations

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
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