Dr. Kalyani Perumal

Nephrology and Dialysis
Chicago, IL
31 years experience female

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I am Nephrologist , with expertise in chronic kidney disease and dialysis services

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

218 Answers
49 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Renal function: One normal kidney is sufficient for normal kidney function. So if its is unilateral, please check your kidney function. If it is normal, you may not b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
CONSULT MD asap: Purplish toes suggest low blood flow to the foot.This is an emergency. Retaining water does not usually cause this symptom. Please consult rheumatolog... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Yes: Common symptoms - excruciating pain when passing a stone.Usually urine has blood in it. Rarely stone passes without any pain if they are very small
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Needs further check: Having diabetes and high bp increases the risk of kidney disease. increased protein in the urine is the earliest signs of kidney involvement by these... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Diabetes, high BP: Common causes of kidney disease-diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, blockage in the kidney and urinary system. Other disease- lupus, medications li... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
PLS SEEK HELP: Teen and young adult life is becoming hard due to various events happening in personal lives and external environment. This is a difficult age when yo... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Avoid nsaids: Advil, (ibuprofen) motrion, naproxen are not good for kidney disease.These meds are known as NSAIDS.AVOID THESE.Consult your MD for meds that does not... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Quite common: Irregular periods are quite common in teen years and brown discharge could be due to intermittent bleed from ovulation. If you are sexually active, an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Check with doc: Are you preoccupied with lot of issues in your mind. Practice being present at that moment for a day and see if these resolve. If you have weak grip,n... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Tough to say: There are a group of people who are silent carriers- no symptoms but can spread the virus. Social distancing and wearing mask when possible are recomm... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
SOME DO NOT SHOW ANY: There are some who may not have any symptoms at all. They are called " Silent carriers"
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
It could be: We see pts presenting with diarrhea and abd pain due to COVID. Keep your self hydrated and self isolate. if you can get tested for COVID, pls do so.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Its possible: Its not often that EVERYONEl develops all symptoms of COVID. You may have combination of these symptoms not all. So I agree with your doc- stay home, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
See doc: Please see the doctor for medication to treat the worms. His weight loss is very likely related to worm infestation
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Try drinking fluids: This BP is normal for your age. Anxiety, lack of sleep and dehydration all can cause these symptoms. Try eating/drinking water regularly,sleep for 8 h... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Repeat it: Cholesterol is usually in 100 or less than 100. 6.5 is not possible. So I suggest repeat it and post with it units like mg/dl etc. This will allow cor... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Yes: yes. it can. nephrologist can figure out the exact electroyte disturbance that causes high potassium in dehydrated states
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Its important: Each dialysis treatment does the function of kidney-clearing toxins, removing fluids, replacing electrolytes that are low. Think about your kidneys- w... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Depends on the cause: Kidney damage can occur due to various reasons.Some are long standing and irreversible like diabetic kidney disease.Some may be reversed if diagnosed ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Inflammation: Glomerulus is the functioning unit of the kidney. Blood passes through the glomerulus and water with electrolytes /some protein is filtered through t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Needs evaluation: Low BP could be due to excessive water removal during dialysis or his BP meds needs to be adjusted, now that he is on dialysis. If these 2 reasons are... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
ER ASAP: Go to ER immediately,. Lupus and High BP can cause visual problems .Both can affect brain function.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Needs evaluation: With kidney failure, one retains salt and water that can cause leg swelling.If you are leaking too much protein in the urine, that also contributes to... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Diarrhea/kidney : Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is one of the major buffers of the acids consumed everyday. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (so... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Consult kidney doc: Lasix (furosemide) should be dosed atleast twice a day for maximum effect. Salt intake should be restricted. Higher doses are needed if you have kidne... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Confirm, monitoring: Pneumonia can be due to lupus per se or infection. The diagnosis must be confirmed.If it is confirmed infectious, they should receive antibiotics and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Acid-base: Hyperventilation drives the carbondioxide from the lungs , so you develop respiratory alkalosis which causes hypokalemia( low potassium).If someone ha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
No: No. Water retention usually occurs either due to problem with heart, , kidney or liver function. Some medications can cause water retention. If you ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Salt, hormones: Kidney disease causes salt and water retention which contributes to high blood pressure.Certain hormones are activated in kidney disease which further... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Check with md: You should check with your OB /gyn doctor before taking any supplements during pregnancy. High magnesium can causes weakness of arms and legs and stop... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Rare: Low potassium is not a common association with lupus. Medicines like water pill used to treat kidney disease caused by lupus can lead to potassium los... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Urinalysis, protein: Blood and protein in urine usually indicate problems anywhere in the urinary system- kidneys, ureters, bladder. Blood in the urine must be confirmed ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Transplant center: It depends on the transplant center. On an average, it takes about 3 months if all the tests for both donor and the recipient are done expeditiously.H... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
MD: Blood in urine can indicate many problems ranging from urinary tract infection to cancer. Iplease consult md for 1.Confirmation of blood in urine 2.K... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
pituitary , thyroid: Thyroid gland is controlled by hormone from the pituitary gland. Abnormalities in pituitary gand cause multiple hormonal problems that may be life thr... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Formulas: Kidney function is estimated in several ways- 24 hr urine collection for measuring creatinine, using formulas with serum creatinine.Mdrd equation is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Alkalosis, shift: Hyperventilation causes low carbondioxide levels causing resp alkalosis.Alkalosis drives the potassium from extracellular fluid to intracellular compa... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a bypr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
NKF: Please check out this website for detailed info on potassium http://www.Kidney.Org/atoz/content/potassium.Cfm you will find good resources in na... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
TRANSPLANTATION: Kidney transplantation is the only alternative. Most often, when one mode of dialysis does not work out for someone, they can switch to other modes o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Electrolytes, kidney: Chem profile are usually 2 types- basic and comprehensive. Basic includes electrolyte levels- sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) chl... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Weakness: Muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue, abnormalities in heart rhythm (can be fatal), slowing of bowel motility, increased urination.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Blood, tissue match: Blood group and tissue match here are some websites that can give more information http://www.Transplantliving.Org/living-donation/being-a-living-... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Acid-base handling: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is the one of the major buffers for acids consumed (diet) and produced by our body( metabolism). Checking bicarb leve... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Waste, toxins,fluid: Kidneys are the main organs for filtering wastes, toxins and removal of excess fluid.(other one- liver- removes wastes).If kidneys "break down", one w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Aluminium, kidney : Many deodorants contain aluminium as one of the main ingredients. Aluminium is excreted by the kidney. If there is kidney failure, aluminium levels ca... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Consult md: Lisinopril can cause high potassium , particularly if you have kidney disease. If your kidney function is good, and potassium levels after starting li... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Low hormone: Kidney in addition to working as a filter , produces a hormone that is essential for making new red blood cells.In kidney disease, this hormone levels... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perumal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perumal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate your quick response. I've been going back and forth to drs for 3 yrs now.lupus symptoms.
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Most of the population do not reside within driving distance of a major medical center. Too bad. Bye!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for taking the time and answering my question ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Kilpauk Medical College, India
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Kilpauk Medical College, India
MD

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
Top Nephrologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
TOP NEPHROLOGIST, Third Place, THE NATION - 2018
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