Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa currently works at the Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital as a Nephrology Specialist and practices transplant immunology. His focus is in chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, general nephrology and acid-base, and electrolyte metabolic disorders. His past experiences include kidney transplantation, kidney dialysis, renal replacement therapies, dealing with hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diabetic kidney disease. As prevention is far better than cure, he also emphasises a comprehensive customised weight loss programme to deter metabolic chronic diseases such as diabetes and the complications that come with it.
Dr Francisco has an international educational background- from the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he graduated with honours from the Faculty of Medicine to achieving his postgraduate research studies under the Department of Immunology at the Imperial College London under Prof Sir Robert Lechler. He furthered his studies at the Royal London Hospital and Barts Hospital and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2007. The next year, he chose to venture to this side of the globe to resume his nephrology specialist training at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where he was hired as an associate consultant until 2013. For the next four years, he served in SGH as a consultant nephrologist with a focus in renal transplantation. He finally started his private practice under Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre mid-2018.
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Hi, When there is discoloration of urine it is ideal to figure out if that could be a normal response to dehydration, when the urine is more concentrated and either dark yellow or almost brown. If this indeed happens when you do not drink sufficient water, just try to hydrate yourself better. But it is important to be sure it is not a manifestation of kidney disease, specifically blood in the urine. Many medical conditions like liver disease can also change the colour of the urine to a darker one.
Hi, I am sure anyone would be worried after your experience. First of all, it is possible it was already in the toilet bowl, especially if: 1. you could see it with your naked eye and 2. you have no urinary symptoms However, it is also possible that the organism could have been "dragged" by the urine from the skin, vagina or anus during the urination process in women. This is because the urine stream can "washout" the genitals before going into the toilet bowl.
Hi, Malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease Patients with chronic kidney disease can suffer from malnutrition, especially when the disease progresses to more advanced stages.
Diet, Diabetes & Hypertension
Dr Francisco is accredited as a Specialist Nephrologist (with admitting privileges) at multiple hospitals in Singapore. He also has his own private practice, "Francisco Kidney & Medical Centre". His main clinical interests are the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of several kidney disorders.
Diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are important causes of kidney problems. Overweight and obesity are also linked. In addition, patients with kidney problems due to other causes are more susceptible to develop metabolic problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, gout and hypertension.
Diet, exercise, habit modifications and loss of weight are central in the management of these conditions and kidney problems, and the prevention of disease occurrence or progression.