WHAT IS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
Chronic kidney disease is also known as chronic renal disease or chronic kidney failure. It is a disease in which there is gradual loss of kidney function over time. Kidneys are the excretory organs which remove wastes and excess fluids from the blood and pass it out in the form of urine. When the kidneys don’t work properly, there is build up of electrolytes, fluids and wastes in the body. In the early stages of kidney disease, the symptoms are minor but as the disease progresses, symptoms become prominent. It can lead to other health problems like anemia, high blood pressure, poor nutrition, etc. Early detection of the disease can prevent the further worsening of the kidney disease. If not treated at time, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure due to which dialysis and kidney transplant is required for maintaining the life of an individual.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
Chronic kidney disease is caused by a disease which hampers the functioning of the kidney, thereby causing damage to the kidney over time. The diseases which can be responsible for the kidney damage are:
- High blood pressure
- Frequent kidney infections
- Inflammation of the glomerulus – glomerulonephritis
- Presence of renal stones
- Interstitial nephritis
- Enlargement of prostate gland
- Cancer of urinary bladder
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Autoimmune diseases like lupus nephritis
RISK FACTORS OF CONTRACTING CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Some factors increase the risk of a person developing the kidney disease. The factors are:
- Increased body weight
- Increased sugar levels in blood
- Suffering from cardiovascular disease
- Cigarette smoking
- Having a close relative suffering from chronic kidney disease
- Old age
- Abnormal structure of kidney
- Frequent use of medicines that cause kidney damage
SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
In the early stages, there are no symptoms of kidney disease. But with time as the disease progresses, the symptoms start appearing. Following are the common signs and symptoms of the disease:
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling of feet and ankles
- Muscle cramps
- Feeling tired
- Dryness in skin
- Lack of concentration
- Increased or decreased frequency of urination
- Pain in chest
- Shortness of breath
- High blood pressure
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE?
The complications which arise with chronic kidney disease are:
- Retention of body fluid
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary edema
- Decreased sexual drive
- Erectile dysfunctioning
- Body infections
- Damage to central nervous system
- Complications in pregnancy
DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will ask about his family history. He will suggest some of the following tests to the patient:
- Blood tests like urea, creatinine in blood
- Urine tests
- CT scan
- MRI scan
- Kidney biopsy
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center 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.