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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's kidney functions affected, say doctors

Dilip Kumar was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after he complained of health issues. It was earlier reported that Kumar is suffering from dehydration. While he was admitted to the ICU, the veteran actor was said to be responding to the medical treatment properly.


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Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's creatinine level rising, say doctors

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's creatinine level rising, say doctors

New Delhi :  

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital following health issues, is said to be suffering from a kidney ailment. According to the media reports, the doctors of Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai has claimed that creatinine level in Dilip Kumar's blood is rising.

Notably, escalated creatinine level in blood signifies impaired kidney function which can even lead to kidney failure as well making it a matter of concern.

“His (Dilip Kumar) creatinine levels are rising. This means his kidney’s functioning is being affected. We are treating him for the same and aiming at bringing down his creatinine levels,” doctors were quoted saying to Indian Express

Reportedly, Dilip Kumar was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after he complained of health issues. It was earlier reported that Kumar is suffering from dehydration. While he was admitted to the ICU, the veteran actor was said to be responding to the medical treatment properly.

In fact, wife Saira Banu was also quoted as saying, "He is doing much better than yesterday. But he will be in the hospital today. The doctors here are taking good care of him."

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On the other hand, the doctors of Lilavati Hospital had earlier told Indian Express, “Dilip Kumar is completely stable and the only major issue was dehydration. Since dehydration also affects kidney and other organs momentarily he suffered minor urinary issues, otherwise, there is no major complication.”

According to the media reports, the legendary actor, who was shifted to a room post stable health, will be once again shifted to ICU for further treatment.

“He will be shifted to ICU today for a couple of hours. We need to administer antibiotics through IV drip which can only be given in the ICU. We will observe him for a while and based on recovery we will shift him back to the normal room,” the doctors added.

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is known as the tragedy king of Bollywood was last seen in 1998 release 'Qila' and was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

First Published: Thursday, August 03, 2017 04:38 PM


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