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Dr. Alok Agrawal

Nephrology and Dialysis
Wilmington, OH
35 years experience

Locations

Office

Wilmington, OH

Address

630 W main Street,, Wilmington, OH
Directions

Fax

9373832722

About

Bio

I am passionate about prevention and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease. I teach medical students and residents. I am active with NKF. I am also involved in charitable work in the area of health care and education.

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
119 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Very few: Nephrotic syndrome is an abnormal condition with lot of protein leak which occurs in some patients with long standing diabetes mellitus and certain ot... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Foods low in potassium are apples, grapes, mushrooms, bell peppers and refined grains. Some of the high potassium foods are broccoli, lima beans... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Naturally available. Can also be synthesised for medicinal purpose.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Synthetic: It is made of Cellulose or cellophane.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Needs checked: At 18 it needs to be investigated. Are you on diuretics or have BP issues.Reasons for low potassium levels need to be checked.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Blood test: Prostate-specific antigen, or psa, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The psa test measures the level of psa in a man’s blood. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Hormone: It is a hormone produced by adrenal gland. Incresed levels are seen in conditions with low potassium level and high bp.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Inflammation of filtering units - causing protein and blood in urine.
A 33-year-old male asked:
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See below: Kidney pain is mid back area on both sides of spine. It hurts only with stones or infection. Your symptoms are in morning only indicating some thing e... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Plasma renin activity and serum aldosteone levels. Sometimes urine aldosterone levels or cortisol levels.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Secondary hyperaldosteronism occurs in renal artery stenosis, dehyration , liver cirrhosis, heart failure and other causes. Treatment is for symptoms... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Fluid: When dialysis is done a dialyzing solution is used. Against it, the toxins are removed through osmosis and convection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
No: Only in transplanted kidneys, otherwise it does not.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Drink more fluids- 2.5 litres per day, low salt diet. Lower protein diet. Avoid high oxalate foods if oxalate stones.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Depends: Depends on the stage. Control bp, blood sugar, avoid anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen and others. Also avoid other nephrotoxic medications... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: As you age you are more likely to have kidney failure. However it can be seen at all ages, including neo nates.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Yes: It can cause acute renal failure by decreasing BP and kidney perfusion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Get urine protein to creatinine ratio on random sample- otherwise get 24 hour collection for protein and creatinine which is more cumbersome. These t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Mostly yes: Very few centers will do it if the blood group is different.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Not neccesarily: Mild kidney failure does not. Severe kidney failure can be correctable also. Otherwise severe damage is treated with dialysis and transplantation. Cha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Yes: In children it can cause problems.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Decreased exchange: In addisons disease there is decreased production of cortisol and aldosterone. These are responsible for decreased potassium excretion in urine and hi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Nothing: Nothing should happen to adrenal medulla.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold. A... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Back of abdomen: In the area under the scapula about 6 cms deeper in someone with normal body habitus. So it in the back of abdomen- it is a retroperitoneal organ.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Depends: I am a kidney doctor. Seems like your kidney failure was because of BP of 50/30 which was a result of severe blood loss. Please check with your obstet... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Unknown diagnosis: Undiagnosed means not diagnosed.
A member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: You can follow lifestyle modification principles like weight loss, low salt diet, exercise, dasdiet, moderation in alcohol etc. If that doesn't help t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: It is supposed to be more than 1.0. Absolute values for Albumin and globulin are more important.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
2 litres: Total fluids about 2 litres per day is good. If you are sweating more drink more. Not good or bad to drink before going to bed.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Kidney pain: Answer by dr cherullo copied kidney pain is caused classically because of distension or stretching of the renal capsule. This happens with blockage... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Avoid: One has to be careful with medications and herbal supplements in kidney failure. I don't recommend generally but please discuss with your kidney docto... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Urine test: A urine test in which urine is tested to find out if there is infection. The organism causing urinary tract infection is identified.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Just a microalbumin of 50 has no value. Microalbumin/creatinine ratio of more than 30 is abnormal. It means you have Albumin in urine in micro quantit... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Compound: A chemical compound composed of potassium and chloride. Medically used to replace potassium when the blood levels re low. Given by mouth or intra veno... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
No: Can cause other problems but not kidney failure.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
No: It will not increase in size.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
None: Some adrenal disorders can cause high blood pressure. Your doctor should be able to tell.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Soya beans are high in protein, which can lead to formation of stones. Soya bean oil is fat and should be ok to take in kidney stones. In general be c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Kidney disease: Inflammation of interstitium of kidney can cause kidney not to function well and accumulation of toxins. There can be some abnormalities in urine also... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
2 weeks: Wait for about 2 weeks- but let your doc handle it.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
ACE Inhibitor: A medication from ace inhibitor class of medications which is helpful for decreasing BP and protein loss in urine.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Pain when you urinate- usually from inflammation of urethral or bladder mucosa ( linning) as in infections.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: If you mean take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) along with Lisinopril then the answer is yes.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Already there is kidney failure, which may be acute or chronic. Colostomy can sometimes lead to increased fluid losses and worsen creatinine and kidne... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Unrelated: It is not related to your kidneys. May be something to do with the skin.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Several: It could be increased usage of some medications like ca, vit d supplements, diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide. It can also be seen in some cancers... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See doctor: I am assuming that it is 8.5 gms of protein in the urine in 24 hours. You should have her talk to her doc and be seen by kidney doctor. Seems like she... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Use MDRD formula: Go to a website and look for mdrd formula. Plug in your creatinine number from blood report, age, sex and race and you will get egfr number which is a... Read More

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HealthTap member
May 3, 2014
Very knowledgeable. His answer was relieving compared to what I was led to believe.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Agrawal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agrawal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was honestly worried about the size. Something so small causing gross hematuria? But I'm glad to know that it's nothing to worry over to much.
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Thanks for your quick rthank you doctor for your quick response...here are the results of the ct scan....left kidney mildly delayed.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My daughter is going through a lot of painful, vague symptoms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Gandhi medical college, university of health sciences, vijayawada
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Cincinnati, OH - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Cincinnati, OH - Winter
2013
Top Nephrologist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
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