MANAGING NEPHROTIC SYNDROME WITH AYURVEDA
- 26 Apr, 2023
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A kidney disorder which causes the body to pass to much protein in urine is known as Nephrotic Syndrome. This condition is generally caused due to the damage to the clusters of small blood vessels in kidneys that filters the waste and excessive water from the blood. This condition causes swelling in the body, mainly in ankles and feet and also increase the risk of other health problems.
The glomeruli in healthy kidneys filter away waste materials. They enable the blood to hold the proteins and cells in body requires to operate normally. Blood proteins, like albumin, can seep out of damaged glomeruli and into urine. Due to Nephrotic syndrome damaged glomeruli allow 3 or more grams of protein to leak into pee over 24 hours.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?
Glomeruli might suffer damage from kidney disorders. Nephrotic syndrome is mostly caused by damaged glomeruli. These illnesses consist of :
- Lupus : An auto-immune disease which causes swelling, inflammation and pain throughout the body, including kidneys.
- Amyloidosis : In this illness, amyloid proteins accumulate in key organs. The kidneys are most frequently affected by amyloidosis, which impairs their filtering capacity.
- Minimal Change Disease(MCD) : A type of nephropathy in which kidneys doesn’t work properly.
- Diabetes Related Nephropathy : Diabetes damages or impairs one or more kidney nerves in condition known as diabetes-related nephropathy. It frequently results in discomfort, muscular weakness, tingling and numbness in afflicted region.
- Focal Segmental Glomerulo-sclerosis(FSGS) : Small portions of some of the glomeruli are scarred in FSGS. Renal failure, swelling, and lack of proteins in pee are all possible side effects.
- Membranous Nephropathy : The filtration membranes in kidney are attacked by the own immune system in membranous nephropathy.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?
Some of the common symptoms experienced by individual with Nephrotic syndrome includes :
- Edema, generally in feet, legs or ankles but may occur in face or hands.
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling sick or unwell
- Foamy pee
- Low levels of albumin in blood
- Abdominal pain
- Weight gain due to fluid retention
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATION OF NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?
If not managed properly this condition can lead to development of other complications like :
- Acute kidney injury
- Coronary artery disease
WHAT AYURVEDA SAYS ABOUT NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?
According to Ayurveda, it is caused by vitiated doshas blocking bodily channels or srotas. Due to exposure to factors that cause the Tridoshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha to become vitiated. These tainted doshas then pollute Pasa, mutra, udaka and ojas, thus obstructs mutra vaha and udakavaha srotas. The sickness develops as result of this blockage.
- Rakta chandana
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATIONS FOR NEPHROTIC SYNDROME :
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.
4. 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.