Kidney or Renal Failure
Causes of Kidney Failure:
• Prolonged use of antibiotics and painkillers
• Prolonged use of medicines for controlling blood pressure and/ or Diabetes
• Liver malfunction
• Heart diseases
• Kidneys injured due to physical damage
• Blockage in urine drainage due to infection or stones
Symptoms of Kidney Failure:
• Change in taste and loss of appetite.
• Increased or decreased urination
• Foam, bubbles or blood in the urine
• Confusion and lack of concentration
• Shortness of breath
• Swelling on face, arms and legs
Dialysis is the common method used to eliminate waste from the Kidneys when they are not able to perform their natural functions.
Ayurveda however has the complete cure for dysfunctional Kidneys:
In Ayurveda, various renal diseases have been explained in detail. According to Ayurveda body constitutes of fourteen srotas i.e. systems. One of them is the mutravaha srotas (Urinary system) of which kidney is the main organ.
The Ayurvedic treatment of chronic renal failure is based on four principles:
1. First to check the progress of disease and prevent further damage to kidney
2. Treating the known cause / root cause
3. Treating the damaged kidneys and
4. Rejuvenation of kidney cells-This is very unique approach only Ayurveda can offer.
1. Basti (Medicated Enema) – Specific type of basti is used to expel out nitrogenous waste from the body, which has been accumulating as a result of renal failure.
Medicated enema not only reduces kidney load but also rejuvenates damaged kidney cells. Controls electrolytes and water re absorption at the level of intestine.
2. Purgation ( Nityavirechana)- Used in some specific condition for expulsion of nitrogenous waste.
3. Very effective oral natural medicines which act like diuretics, at the root cause of disease and rejuvenate kidney cells.
4. Special diet, easily digestible food which would mainly be vegetarian.
5. Fewer intakes of proteins and control of liquid intakes.
With the help of above treatment Ayurveda can deal with all the stages of kidney failure, even if the patient is on dialysis 3 times a week. Ayurvedic therapies gradually can reduce the need for dialysis up to twice a week, then up to once a week and ultimately to a health condition where no dialysis is required.