Chronic kidney disease is a medical condition in which kidneys get damaged, thus involves loss of functioning. It is also known as chronic kidney failure. Kidneys don’t filter blood efficiently and lead to accumulation of toxins in the body. This is responsible for various health disorders like stroke, hypertension, etc.
Kidneys are the excretory organs which are responsible for removal of wastes and excessive fluid from the body. These wastes are excreted in the form of urine through body. But in CKD, all the functioning of kidneys gets affected. The intensity of the severity of chronic kidney disease vary. However, with time, it usually gets worse. In early stages, a person develops few signs and symptoms and until a condition becomes advanced, he may not realize.
The treatment of chronic kidney disease involves slow progression of the kidney damage, depending on the underlying cause of the disease. In severe cases, dialysis or a kidney transplant is required.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
There are various causes which are responsible for chronic kidney disease. Following are the several causes of chronic kidney disease:
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar levels
- Inflammation of the glomerulus known as glomerulonephritis
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Interstitial nephritis
- Obstruction of the urinary tract due to presence of kidney stones, etc
- Enlargement of prostate gland
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Recurrent infection of the kidney known as pyelonephritis
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
Following are the risk factors which make a person more prone to chronic kidney disease:
- Lack of physical exercise
- Being overweight
- Suffering from diabetes
- Having a family history of chronic kidney disease
- Cigarette smoking
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Any abnormality in structure of kidneys
- Increasing age
- Prolonged and frequent use of medications
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
The signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease develop gradually with time. Due to loss of kidney functioning, there occurs accumulation of wastes and fluids in body. Following are the various signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease:
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling in feet and ankles
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Feeling tired
- Muscle cramps
- Increased or decreased urination
- Mental confusion
- Lack of concentration
- Dry and itchy skin
- Difficulty in breathing
- Pain in chest
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
Kidney disease affects every part of body, thereby leading to many complications. Following are the associated complications of chronic kidney disease:
- Retention of fluid in body
- Pulmonary edema
- Increased potassium levels in blood known as hyperkalemia
- Decreased density of bones
- Increased risk of bone fractures
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased libido
- Frequent body infections
- Inflammation of the pericardium known as pericarditis
- Difficulty in conceiving
- Complications in pregnancy
HOW CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE CAN BE DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will do a physical examination of the patient. He will take his family history and recommend some tests for the evaluation of the disease. Following are the tests required for the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- CT scan
- MRI scan
MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE WITH THE MEDICATIONS OF CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of chronic kidney disease:
1. Gokshura Capsules
Gokshuru capsules are pure ayurvedic medicine which is very effective in kidney disorders as it has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the swelling of the abdomen. It also acts as diuretic which causes increased urine secretion from the body and removal of all the toxins. These capsules contain pure extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It provides effective result in acute & chronic kidney disease, chronic renal failure, cystitis, and urethritis, nephropathy, and urinary tract infections.
Recommended Dosage: Take one capsule twice daily with normal water.
2. Kidney Care Tablet
Kidney plays an important role in keeping the whole body clean, well-fueled, strong and functioning properly. Kidney failure puts the body at risk, allowing waste to accumulate and damage the kidneys from inside. It is a good idea to do a kidney cleansing and keep a check on the health of the kidneys in your middle and old age. The toxins that buildup results in nausea or feeling sick to the stomach, lack of concentration and blood pressure changes are all symptoms of kidney failure.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
3. Kidney Care Churna
The kidney care churna is prepared from herbs like Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), & Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). These herbs in combination show anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, analgesic, etc properties. Kidney care churna keep all kidney function tests (serum creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, chlorine, & uric acid), etc in normal range. The use of this churna reduces swelling in the body, remove kidney stones, deal with urinary tract infection, general weakness, & fatigue, etc related to kidney patients.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.
4. UTI Care Tablet
UTI Care Tablets helps to treat Urinary tract infections along with the diseases related to kidney, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients which are Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), kalmi Shora (Pottasium nitrate), Naushadar (Ammonium chloride), Swarna Gairik (Red ochre), etc. UTI Care Tablets are also beneficial in kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, renal colic, burning sensation or pain during micturition, and Hypertension.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Detox Premium Powder
The powder contains all the Ayurvedic herbs which strengthen the immune system of the body and prevents the various complications by potentiating immune system. The powder includes :
Parwal Pishti– Parwal pishti is prepared from Coral calcium. It is mainly used in Pitta related disorders and helpful in bleeding disorders. This pishti relieves Ama dosha and improves the digestion power. It also improves the strength and immunity.
Shukta Pishti– It is prepared from Pearl oyster shell. Shukta pishti pacifies Pitta and Kapha dosha. It is the best ant-acid and relieves the abdominal distention. Shukta pishti reduces the rashes on the arms and legs.
Giloy Satva–Giloy satva includes water-soluble extract of Giloy/Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia). It balances the aggravated pitta and acts as a mild-antipyretic, antacid, and immuno-modulator. It also reduces burning sensation in the hands, feet, and body.
Kamdudha Ras–According to Ayurveda principles, Kamdudha Ras has Sheeta Virya thus it is beneficial in every Pitta Roga classified in Ayurveda. It is beneficial in the symptoms like burning sensation, restlessness, bleeding tendencies, excessive thirst, and hot flashes, vomiting with yellowish or sour water.
Akik Pishti– Akik bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe vera and Rose water. It is used in General debility, Restlessness. It works well in loss of appetite, weight loss, and feeling of excessive heat in the body.
Gandhak Rasayan– Gandhak Rasayan is a great antibacterial, antiviral ayurvedic medicine. It acts as an anti-pyretic, analgesic, & blood purifier.
Sutshekhar Ras–It is an important medicine used in Ayurveda, which acts on Pitta dosha and reduces the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sour taste of mouth, restlessness, etc.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.