Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Ayurveda

September 26, 2023
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Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) or Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is a progressive condition, where kidneys stop working slowly and permanently. This condition becomes a life-threatening issue when kidneys are unable to function from which a lot of complications arise within the body. The final complication faced by most often is a kidney transplant or Dialysis. But both of these are not a permanent solution. There are many reasons why Chronic Kidney Disease happens, and it damages tiny parts in the kidneys called nephrons. This makes those parts get bigger and harder, which eventually leads to kidney failure.

In this condition, Ayurveda treatment is found to be more practical and result-oriented because Ayurvedic treatment helps in the revival of the kidneys in a better way.

Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

In many cases, the primary contributors to chronic kidney disease are:

  • Uncontrolled Diabetes. People who are suffering from diabetes are at high risk of kidney damage
  • High Blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney stone problems
  • Inflammation of Blood vessels (vasculitis)
  • Drugs used for the treatment of cancer
  • Analgesics like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen
  • Excess use of Antibiotics
  • Clot formation in the Urinary tract
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Dyes used in imaging test

Additionally, lifestyle factors such as addictions, diets high in animal protein and animal fat, consumption of acid-producing foods, and alcohol intake play significant roles in its development.

Symptoms associated with Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Urination at small intervals in larger amounts
  • Less urination than usual with dark color
  • Blood in urine
  • Pain or discomfort around the kidney area
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sensation of coldness
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet

Ayurvedic Outlook for CKD

In Ayurveda, Kidney problems are related to a system called “Mutravahasrotas.” This system is like a network in our body. In this network, the kidneys are crucial, and if they get hurt or diseased, it can be very serious.

Our body takes in food, and some parts are important for our health (called “Sara bhaga”), while others are waste (called “kitta bhaga”). The kidneys help get rid of this waste by making urine. In kidney diseases, three things play a role: pitta, which affects digestion; Kapha, which can block channels in our body; and Vata, which can damage the kidneys.

The problem often starts with the build-up of toxins (called “Ama”) from unhealthy food and habits. These toxins block the channels, causing kidney diseases.

In Ayurveda, it’s said that urine is made through a system called “mutravahasrotas.” This system uses two forces, Vyana vayu and Apana vayu, to make and remove urine. When something goes wrong with these forces, it disrupts the whole urine system.

Ayurclinic Approach to Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease is not organ-based. It takes into account the Tridosha, Saptadhatu, and Agni vichara. During the first phase of the treatment extreme care has to be given in controlling the blood sugar level as well as the blood pressure level if prevailing. The line of treatment for the management of Chronic Kidney Disease as per Ayurveda is Virechana, Swedana, Mutrapravartaka, Raktaprasadaka, Agni Deepana, Rasayana Chikitsa and Sarva dhathu poshaka, accompanied by strict pathya- apathyas.

Individualized Treatment Plans: Ayurclinic recognizes that every CKD case is unique, and therefore, they begin with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s constitution, the stage of CKD, and any underlying factors contributing to the condition. This individualized approach allows them to tailor treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Herbal Formulations: Ayurclinic formulates customized herbal remedies, leveraging the power of Ayurvedic herbs to address CKD. These herbal formulations aim to rejuvenate kidney function, reduce inflammation, and manage blood pressure effectively. The use of natural remedies ensures minimal side effects and promotes overall well-being.

Dietary Guidance: Diet plays a crucial role in managing CKD. Ayurclinic provides personalized dietary recommendations designed to support kidney health. Specific foods, spices, and dietary habits are suggested to mitigate the progression of CKD and maintain optimal kidney function.

Lifestyle Modifications: Lifestyle factors can significantly impact CKD. Ayurclinic offers guidance on lifestyle modifications that help manage stress, improve digestion, and promote overall well-being. Stress management techniques such as yoga and meditation may also be recommended to contribute to overall well-being.

Regular Monitoring: Ayurclinic closely monitors the progress of CKD patients under their care. This includes regular check-ups and assessments to track improvements and make necessary adjustments to treatment plans. This proactive approach ensures that patients receive the most effective care tailored to their evolving needs.

Panchakarma Therapies: In some cases, Ayurclinic may recommend Panchakarma, a detoxification and rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda. These treatments aim to eliminate toxins from the body, improve liver function, and balance kidney-related factors contributing to CKD.

Key Take away

Ayurclinic’s commitment to holistic care extends beyond symptom management to address the root causes of CKD. With our experienced Ayurvedic practitioners and patient-centric philosophy, we focus on slowing down the progression of the disease, enhancing kidney health, and improving the overall quality of life for CKD patients.

To avail of Online consultation for the Ayurvedic treatment of Chronic Kidney or Renal Diseases in Melbourne from our highly experienced and qualified Ayurvedic doctors, you can contact us via call, at +61 3 9078 2940


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